bootprints …

Simon Armitage
Poet Laureate

Daily conversations touch upon the shock and grief that pervades the air as hearts reach out to Ukraine. Closer to home in the UK there are daily reports of extreme poverty as energy and food prices soar. There and here we struggle to find words to express the sense of helplessness and underlying fear in so many, many lives. And so for me, tonight, as so often before, I am profoundly grateful for those whose words, and others whose whole-life examples, articulate what, with the best will in the world, I cannot …


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