Armitage, Simon

Out of the Blue


Dimensions: 216 x 135mm
ISBN: 9781904634584
Pages: 48
Format: Paperback

This book gathers together three important poems by Simon Armitage written for film or radio. Out of the Blue is an award-winning poem-film created after the attacks on the twin towers, told from the point of view of an English trader working in the North Tower of the World Trade Centre. With a title from a Churchill speech ‘We May Allow Ourselves a Brief Period of Rejoicing’,  Rejoicing is a Channel 5 commission broadcast on the 60th anniversary of VE Day. Additionally, ‘Cambodia’ comes from the radio drama The Violence of Silence set 30 years after the Khmer Rouge.

Out of the Blue

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