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Taking a stanza: Simon Armitage cancer poem engraved on a pill

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Poet laureate’s second work in his official capacity honours a planned new research centre and has been carved into a tiny tablet Simon Armitage’s latest poem, a “bullet / with cancer’s name / carved brazenly on it”, is yet to be printed or read aloud by the poet laureate from the stage. Instead, the work has been engraved by micro-artist Graham Short on to a 2cm x 1cm chemotherapy pill, in what Short...

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