Tag: poetry

Henry Normal: Why I Hate Poems

The great English 60s poet Adrian Mitchell once said, “most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people”. I was fortunate enough to meet Adrian, who seemed a gentle and intelligent man, and had the honour...

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Poet Lemn Sissay talks to Northern Soul

‘We have to shout poetry from the rooftops, revolution is in poetry.’ I am sitting in Manchester’s Malmaison hotel bar, uncharacteristically early and very nervous. I’ve been on the train for two hours in order to slot in a half...

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