Adrian Mitchell

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Birthday
24, 1932
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 20, 2008 (76)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
24, 1932
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 20, 2008 (76)

About

Acclaimed English poet, novelist, editor, playwright, and political activist for the British Left. His poetry collections include Ride the Nightmare, The Apeman Cometh, and Heart on the Left.

Before Fame

He began his career as a freelance journalist, writing on such topics as popular music and television. As a poet, he investigated considerably heavier topics, including nuclear war, racism, and the Vietnam War.

Trivia

His poem "Human Beings" was greatly beloved: in the 2005 National Poetry Day poll, it was voted the poem people would most like to see sent into space.

Family Life

His father, Jock, was a research chemist; his mother, Kathleen, was a nursery school teacher.

Associated With

He wrote the play Tyger as a celebration of his favorite poet, William Blake.

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