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John Cooper Clarke

John Cooper Clarke Book online

With Mike Garry and local poets Séamus Fox and Colin Hassard.

Probably Britain’s most quotable poet, everyone knows a JCC line. His influence is enormous on the UK’s and indeed most English speaking nation’s cultures. His position in popular culture today is unique.

John’s iconic visual appearance and biting, satirical verse delivered in rapid-fire performance style, not only resonated with the punk movement that had begun to pick up speed in the late 70s, but also relates to and has inspired a younger generation of artists today.

His poems have been used in the GCSE syllabus, including the remarkable “Twat”, ensuring that he will be forever ingrained in the psyche of Britain’s new youth. ‘The Bard of Salford’ is evidently as vital now as he was then; he’s not going anywhere.

Mike Garry is a talented Mancunian poet who celebrates the underdogs and lost souls. He was a finalist in ‘A Poem for Manchester’ and winner of numerous poetry slams worldwide.

Colin Hassard is a Belfast born poet and spoken word artist. In 2011 he was both Belfast Culture Night and Belfast Book Festival Poetry Slam Champion, and in 2010 represented Ulster at the All-Ireland Performance Poetry Final.

Other Information

  • Organiser Telephone : 02890971197
  • Event Open To : Students, Staff, General Public, Members, Alumni, Press
  • Age Recommendation : Over 18s only