These recordings come from a special recording for the poetry archive
  • 1 -
    "A Flying Song"

  • 2 -
    "Icarus Schmicarus"

  • 3 -
    "My Mother and Father or Why I Began to Hate War"

  • 4 -
    "Remember Suez?"

  • 5 -
    "Veteran with a Head Wound"

  • 6 -
    "The Dust"

  • 7 -
    "Nostalgia - Now Threepence Off"

  • 8 -
    "Fifteen Million Plastic Bags"

  • 9 -
    "Song about Mary"

  • 10 -

  • 11 -
    "A Year Passes, as Years Do"

  • 12 -
    "Life Is A Walk Across A Field"

  • 13 -
    "My Friend the Talking Elevator of Tokyo"

  • 14 -
    "In My Two Small Fists"

  • 15 -
    "to all our friends"

  • 16 -
    "Englanding"

  • 17 -
    "Leaflets"

  • 18 -
    "What to Do if You Meet Nijinsky"

  • 19 -
    "The Ballad of the Familiar Stranger"

  • 20 -
    "Tissue Paper Flowers"

  • 21 -
    "Not Fleeing but Flying"

  • 22 -
    "The Last Goofs on Earth say Sorry to their Favourite Star"

  • 23 -
    "The Famous Battle"

  • 24 -

  • 25 -
    "Roundabout"

  • 26 -
    "Pour Soul"

  • 27 -
    "Thanks to my Dog in an Hour of Pain"

  • 28 -
    "Disguise"

  • 29 -
    "King Lear's Fool Waves Goodbye"

  • 30 -
    "William Blake says: Every Thing That Lives Is Holy"

Bibliography
  • "Poems" Poems, Jonathan Cape 1964 - out of print
  • "Out Loud" Out Loud, Cape Goliard 1968
  • "Ride the Nightmare" Ride the Nightmare, Cape 1971 - out of print
  • "The Apeman Cometh" The Apeman Cometh, Cape 1975 - out of print
  • "For Beauty Douglas" For Beauty Douglas: Collected Poems 1953-1979, Allison and Busby 1982 - out of print
  • "On the Beach at Cambridge" On the Beach at Cambridge, Allison and Busby 1984 - out of print
  • "Nothingmas Day" Nothingmas Day, Allison and Busby, 1984 - out of print
  • "Love Songs of World War Three" Love Songs of World War Three: Collected Stage Lyrics, Allison and Busby, 1988 - out of print
  • "Strawberry Drums" Strawberry Drums (editor), Macdonald 1989 - out of print
  • "All My Own Stuff" All My Own Stuff, Simon and Schuster 1991
  • "Adrian Mitchell's Greatest Hits" Adrian Mitchell's Greatest Hits - The Top Forty, Bloodaxe Books 1992
  • "The Orchard Book of Poems" The Orchard Book of Poems (editor), Orchard Books 1995
  • "Blue Coffee" Blue Coffee: Poems 1986-1995, Bloodaxe 1996
  • "Heart on the Left" Heart on the Left: Collected Poems 1953-85, Bloodaxe 1997
  • "Balloon Lagoon" Balloon Lagoon, Orchard Books 1997
  • "Dancing In The Street" Dancing In The Street (editor), Orchard Books 1999
  • "All Shook Up" All Shook Up: Poems 1996-2000, Bloodaxe 2000
  • "The Dogfather" The Dogfather: Double CD of poems and some songs, 57 Productions 2000
  • "The Shadow Knows" The Shadow Knows: Poems 2000-2004, Bloodaxe 2004
  • "Daft as a Doughnut" Daft as a Doughnut, Orchard Books 2004
  • "Adrian Mitchell Reading from his Poems" Adrian Mitchell Reading from his Poems, Poetry Archive 2005
  • "In Person 30 Poets" In Person 30 Poets, Edited by Neil Astley / Films by Pamela Robertson-Pearce, Bloodaxe Books 2008
  • "Umpteen Pockets" Umpteen Pockets, Hachette 2009
  • "Tell Me Lies" Tell Me Lies, Bloodaxe Books 2009
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Extras

Interview with Adrian
In this interview Adrian Mitchell, the UK's alternative Poet Laureate, makes a passionate argument for the necessity of poetry. He also discusses how he gets ideas for his poems, where he writes them and for whom, (and why you should be careful what you say on the bus!)
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