THEY say you should never meet your heroes: however, Huddersfield poet Simon Armitage has nothing but pleasant memories of time spent in the company of two key influences, Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney.
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- Books: A blow-in's appreciation for Ireland's Beautiful North
- Poet Simon Armitage on upcoming 'pilgrimage' to Seamus Heaney country
- 1916 leader Padraig Pearse's sister talked of 'our lost six counties' that would be 'restored again soon'
- Marian Keyes: Writing was a 'rope across the abyss' during alcoholism
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