Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

An Online Lecture and Q&A with Simon Armitage


Part of the Norton Library and Norton Critical Edition Speakers Series

In this event, Simon Armitage, translator of The Norton Library version of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight discussed the poem, his relationship with it, and its ongoing relevance and topicality.


Simon Armitage is Professor of Poetry at the University of Leeds and from 2015 to 2019 served as the Oxford Professor of Poetry. He has published ten collections of poetry and is the author of four stage plays, over a dozen television films, a libretto, two novels, and three memoirs. His poetry has won numerous awards, including a Gregory Award, a Forward Prize, a Lannan Literary Award, and the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. In 2019 he was appointed Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom.


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