Killing Time

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19991218

A 1,000-line poem written and performed by Simon Armitage, based loosely on news events of the last 12 months and their connections with the past 1,000 years of history. The poem plays with the idea of the millennium as both fact and fiction, exploring the divisions of East and West, the old and the new, religion and science, and war and peace.