Adrian Mitchell - Quotes

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Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people. ---->>>

Stadium rock and commercial rock are the opposite of what poetry needs. An audience of around 200 is ideal for poetry. ---->>>

I want to speak, to sing to total strangers. It's my way of talking to the world. ---->>>

There have always been poets who performed. Blake sang his Songs of Innocence and Experience to parties of friends. ---->>>

I use rock and jazz and blues rhythms because I love that music. I hope my poetry has a relationship with good-time rock'n roll. ---->>>

Written poetry is different. Best thing is to see it in performance first, then read it. Performance is more provocative.

Written poetry is different. Best thing is to see it in performance first, then read it. Performance is more provocative.

I don't like writing essays or theory. ---->>>

I use the language I use to my friends. They wouldn't believe me if I used some high-flown literary language. I want them to believe me. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: British
Born: 10-24, 1932
Birthplace:
Die: 12-20, 2008
Occupation: Poet
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Adrian Mitchell FRSL (24 October 1932 – 20 December 2008) was an English poet, novelist and playwright. A former journalist, he became a noted figure on the British Left. For almost half a century he was the foremost poet of the country's anti-Bomb movement. The critic Kenneth Tynan called him "the British Mayakovsky" (wikipedia)