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While we wait for indoor meetings to be enjoyed again, we are presenting a different poem each week by poets who have not read for us, but whose poetry it would be a delight to hear and see performed.

A change of tone this week, with the celebrated reading by the late poet and activist Adrian Mitchell on 11 June 1965 at London’s Royal Albert Hall of ‘Tell Me Lies’, an anti-war piece written about the conflict in Vietnam, but which he later updated to tackle other wars such as that in Iraq. He is seen here in a less-than-perfect recording, but delivering his words with a proper ferocity that speaks volumes for his commitment.

The Archive page contains links to poets whose readings we have been lucky enough to enjoy in the flesh in times past.

CB1 Poetry wishes everyone well