I’ve never done anything but dream. This, and this alone, has been the meaning of my life. My only real concern has been my inner life. FERNANDO PESSOA

Monday, 22 December 2008

Adrian Mitchell (1932-2008)

The English left-wing poet Adrian Mitchell died 2 days ago at the age of 76. Do read Michael Rosen's tribute to him in today's Guardian: (www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/dec/22/poetry).


Rachel Fox said...

I heard him speak at the poetry festival StAnza this year. He was so alive and full of love for writing and ideas that he was positively vibrating. He is a real loss.

The Solitary Walker said...

Yes, indeed. I met him several times at publishers' sales conferences, and he was so full of vitality and passion and belief in the power of words.

Dominic Rivron said...

I only saw him reading once - in Hampstead. I remember he read On the Beach at Cambridge, which I imagine he read quite a lot. My favourite has always been "Nostalgia - Now Threepence Off".

am said...

Thanks so much for your post and links for Adrian Mitchell.