With Critical Mass ELT hosting an interesting and thoroughably enjoyable discussion of Merseyside poetry, we thought we would offer up a small offering inspired by our last post on military recruitment in schools:
Adrian Mitchell, who can be seen above reading his anti-war poem, sadly died December 28th 2008. The world of poetry lost one its most profound and courageous voices. Mitchell remained a passionate writer committed to socialism right up until his death. Here is Mitchell reading a revised version of the poem (to take into account the Iraq and Afghanistan wars) only months before his death. He is a truly great inspiration to us all.