Saturday, December 27, 2008

Adrian Mitchell 1932-2008

Poet Michael Rosen pays tribute (in Socialist Worker) to his friend Adrian Mitchell, who died last week:

"As a teenager, I watched him performing his poem "To whom it may concern" from the plinth at Trafalgar Square. I was used to reading poetry to myself in my bedroom, or at best, hearing it on the radio. But here was a poetry that responded to political events of the moment and talked to a movement of hundreds and thousands."

[see also the post dated 21st December below for additional links on Adrian Mitchell]