Get Come On Everybody: Poems 1953-2008 PDF

By Adrian Mitchell

ISBN-10: 1852249463

ISBN-13: 9781852249465

Come On every body brings jointly poems from a dozen collections released by way of Adrian Mitchell over 5 many years, from Poems (1964) to inform Me Lies (2008). His poetry's simplicity, readability, ardour and humour convey his allegiance to an essential, well known culture embracing William Blake in addition to the ballads and the blues. His such a lot nakedly political poems -about warfare, Vietnam, prisons and racism -became a part of the folklore of the Left, sung and recited at demonstrations and mass rallies. His childlike wondering was once a continuing reminder from the 60s onwards that poetry is before everything an statement of the human spirit. A pacifist prophet who remained actual to his heartfelt ideals, Mitchell said again for over part a century from a global blighted via conflict, compromise, double-talk and pragmatism with no wasting his innocence, integrity and impish experience of humour. Angela Carter defined him as a 'joyous, acrid and demotic tumbling lyricist Pied Piper determinedly making a song us clear of catastrophe'. 'He has the innocence of his personal experience…real internal freedom and the braveness of his personal track. between the entire voices of the court docket, a voice as welcome as Lear's fool…Humour which could stick deep and remain humorous' -Ted Hughes. 'Nobody else writes like him. And it's changing into increasingly more obtrusive that his success endures…Nobody has ever departed with such language for this sort of vacation spot' -John Berger. 'Explosive power, well-directed rage, undimmed idealism, a huge experience of ways poetry can communicate at once, and an innocence that's plausible since it is smart' -Andrew movement. 'This is Adrian Mitchell, the British Mayakovsky' - Kenneth Tynan.

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