Simon Armitage’s poem ‘Out of the Blue, which echoes the lost soul of Stevie Smith’s ‘Not Waving but Drowning’, is analysed in this Youtube video by J Brierley.

from ‘Out Of The Blue’

You may also be interested to view this short video presented by the poet himself, in which he explains 9/11 origins of the poem, its language and some elements of its structure, such as how he has used the persona of the first person narrator,:



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