Tag Simon Armitage

The Manhunt (Laura’s Poem) – Poem Analysis

‘The Manhunt (Laura’s Poem)’ by Simon Armitage explores the impact of the experience of war on a soldier, and in turn his relationship with his wife, and his ability to connect with others.  Armitage is a Yorkshire-born poet whose early… Continue Reading →

Chainsaw Versus the Pampas Grass – Poem Analysis

‘Chainsaw Versus the Pampas Grass’ is a poem by Simon Armitage which considers the relationship between man made, physical objects, with nature and the natural world, specifically using the symbolism of a chainsaw to show man’s interaction. Armitage is Yorkshire-born… Continue Reading →