Surtsey And Me

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In November 1963 out of the icy seas off the south west coast of Iceland, a massive volcanic eruption gave birth to the island of Surtsey. The same year in west Yorkshire, with a little less global attention, the poet and novelist Simon Armitage was born. They had never met until now. Forty years on, island and poet get together to compare how it's going.