For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

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: (


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.