Simon Armitage is a poet born in West Yorkshire, and still based there. In 1992 he was winner of one of the first Forward Prizes, and a year later was the Sunday Times Young writer of the Year. He works as a freelance writer, broadcaster and playwright, and has written extensively for radio and television. His poetry books include Kid and Tyrannosaurus Rex versus The Corduroy Kid. His poem KX appeared in the 26 book From Here to Here.
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