Adrian Mitchell

Adrian Mitchell

[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 poMore Adrian Mitchell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Adrian Mitchell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Adrian Mitchell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most peopleMore Adrian Mitchell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't like writing essays or theory.More Adrian Mitchell quotes [07/26/2011 06:07:22]

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