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'Out of the Blue' by Simon Armitage (analysis)

Duration: 05:10

Simon Armitage explores his rationale for the poem 'Out of the Blue'. Analysis of the structure and language of the poem is combined with documentary footage from 9/11, with a particular focus on one image from this footage that Armitage explains was the original stimulus for the poem.

Available since: Thu 22 Nov 2012

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Simon Armitage: Writing Poems

Simon Armitage goes behind the scenes of some of his most famous poems.

First broadcast: 09 Mar 2012

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