Friday, February 20, 2004

"Beasley Street"

It's a poem, it shouldn't even need to be set to a backing track: it's a savage, pustulent, weeping sore of a poem that goes straight to the bottom of the pile of human experience, and it's brilliant. John Cooper Clarke was the Laureate of Thatcher's Britain.

1 comment:

קסטה said...

Could you p-l-e-a-s-e help me find a text that explains "Beasley Street"? I understand it refers to many social and political events of that period, but where can i find a detailed essay about this poem?