Simon Armitage has published ten collections of poetry including, most recently, 'Seeing Stars'. He has written for radio, stage, television and film, and received numerous accolades, including a Forward Prize and an Ivor Novello Award. In 2010 he was awarded a CBE for services to poetry. His poem, 'New Dawn Fades' appears in 'One For The Trouble - Book Slam Vol. 1'. His latest book is 'Walking Home', which chronicles his experiences as a modern troubadour, walking the Pennine Way to the village of his birth.