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Poet Simon Armitage 'the modern troubadour'

3 July 2012 Last updated at 10:24 BST

Simon Armitage has walked the 256 mile Pennine Way as a 'modern troubadour', earning food and accommodation by reading poetry.

Armitage charts his journey in his new book, Walking Home.

He told BBC Breakfast that he undertook the project to "test" the reputation of poetry and his own reputation as a poet, but that the book became "about other people and their relationship to the land."