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  • The man who believes in giraffes would swallow anything.

    Adrian Mitchell (1997). “Heart on the Left: Poems, 1953-1984”, Bloodaxe Books Limited
  • Poetry is an extra hand. It can caress or tickle. It can clench and fight.

    1972 'Poetry Lives', in the Sunday Times,13 Feb.
  • I would have walked on the waterBut I wasn't fully insured.And the BMA sent a writ my wayWith the very first leper I cured.

    Adrian Mitchell (1997). “Heart on the Left: Poems, 1953-1984”, Bloodaxe Books Limited
  • Lovers lie around in itBroken glass is found in itGrassI like that stuff

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

  • When I am sad and wearyWhen I think all hope has goneWhen I walk along High HolbornI think of you with nothing on

    Adrian Mitchell (1997). “Heart on the Left: Poems, 1953-1984”, Bloodaxe Books Limited
  • I was run over by the truth one day.Ever since the accident I've walked this way

    Adrian Mitchell (1997). “Heart on the Left: Poems, 1953-1984”, Bloodaxe Books Limited
  • The maiden Olympics had more to protest about than mere war, though. Central to its ethos was a rejection of two establishments the political one, certainly, but also that of the wider poetry world itself. It changed poetry for ever in the UK, ... It led to readings all over the country. You suddenly got more women reading and publishing poems, as well as gay guys and poets from all over the world. Until that time, published poetry had been very university-based white, male, middle-class. We were trying to break poetry out of its academic confines.

    Country   War   Reading  
  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people.

    Poems (1964) p. 8
  • Stadium rock and commercial rock are the opposite of what poetry needs. An audience of around 200 is ideal for poetry.

  • You put your bombers in, you put your conscience out,You take the human being and you twist it all aboutSo scrub my skin with womenChain my tongue with whiskyStuff my nose with garlicCoat my eyes with butterFill my ears with silverStick my legs in plasterTell me lies about Vietnam.

    Adrian Mitchell (1968). “Out Loud”, Cape Goliard P.
  • I don't like writing essays or theory.

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

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