'The Invigilator', a new poem by Simon Armitage

A quiet night in the square,
taxis parked with their side-lights on
and engines cut, drivers
muttering under a fuzzy streetlamp.
A stray dog considers an old milk carton.

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Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage is a poet and author and is Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield.  His most recent play The Last Days of Troy was performed at Shakespeare’s Globe in London and his most recent collection is Paper Aeroplane, Selected Poems 1989–2014.  He lives in Yorkshire, UK

Published in August 2014 no. 363

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