One of my heroes of Activist Poetry is Mancunian Punk Poet; John Cooper Clarke. Not only was he a backlash to the frustrations of disaffected youth in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in the 70's and 80's but he was an example of just how much could be done and said with poetry. Click any of the hyperlinks below and see for yourselves. It may take a bit of time for the videos to load to your pc's. I would urge a bit of patience. This bloke's going through a renaissance and I think it's long over due...
- 1) Health Fanatic by John Cooper Clarke
2) I Don't Want To Go To Burnley by John Cooper Clarke
3) Kung Fu International by John Cooper Clarke
4) Transmission by Joy Division - Poetic Introduction by John Cooper Clarke
Hyperlinks in this message are to John Cooper Clarke's official website;