Andrew Mitchell

Portrait of Andrew Mitchell

  • Born in West Yorkshire, UK
  • Writes narrative sequences of poems
  • Creates inter-disciplinary performances including music and dance
  • Believes the right place for poetry is combined with other art forms
  • Work illustrated by Mary Kuper since 2009
  • Poems arranged for performance: Darwin, A Voyage of Ideas; The Burial of Lord Byron; Villa Diodati (Frankenstein); Written in Water (Keats)
  • Current writing, A Paradise of Exiles is on the lives and work of the younger English Romantic Poets
  • Darwin and Byron pamphlets in the V & A National Art Archive as examples of poetry and illustration
  • For examples of work see: www.youtube.com/wordworthywriting
  • Honorary Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Leicester

News:

Villa Diodati

Villa Diodati

Link to the British Library page detailing the event.
There will be performances of this poem on the conception of Frankenstein at the British Library on Tuesday 30 October and at Keats House on Thursday 15 November. Continue reading

Reading at Leicester University

Reading at Leicester University

As an honorary fellow of the University, attached to the centre for new writing, I will be reading a narrative poem in progress “Young John Keats” at the Bennett lecture theatre on Tuesday 31st October. For details look to the listing on my events page. Continue reading

Proposed Future Readings

Proposed Future Readings

Dates are still to be agreed upon for two forthcoming readings of my work “Villa Diodati”. The first to be hosted by the British Library and the second by The University of New York. Continue reading

Performance in Gdansk

Performance in Gdansk

Performance on 1st July 2015 of The Burial of Lord Byron to an international audience of scholars to open the 41st International Byron Conference in the Shakespeare Theatre, Gdansk, Poland. Dancers, mezzo-soprano and pianist were from the Academy of Music, … Continue reading

Darwin and the Voyage of HMS Beagle

Darwin and the Voyage of HMS Beagle

November 12 2014 11.30-12.30 sees a return to the Literary Leicester Festival with a performance of Darwin and the Voyage of HMS Beagle Continue reading

V&A London’s National Art Library

V&A London’s National Art Library

Following publication of ‘The Burial of Lord Byron’ this has joined ‘Darwin, A Voyage of Ideas’ in the National Art Archive at the V&A Continue reading

The One Show BBC 1 on Delius

The One Show BBC 1 on Delius

April saw an appearance on BBC Television’s The One Show to talk about the composer Frederick Delius and his music On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring – see my web page. June saw the publication of my latest poem … Continue reading

Current News

Readings and publications are due to happen in 2013. Here are selected items: Delius: The Delius poem from the Saltaire sequence is to be recorded along with talk of Delius’s links with Ilkley, for BBC Television’s ‘The One Show’ in … Continue reading

Death of Professor Derick Thomson

Death of Professor Derick Thomson

Derick died aged 90 on 21 March 2012. His enormous contribution to Gaelic culture has been recorded in the press. My own special memory is taking him back to the Isle of Lewis with Iain Crichton Smith to make a … Continue reading

Fortnightly Review

Fortnightly Review

My article on Wordsworth and Coleridge is to be found on the Fortnightly Review web site Continue reading

Pictures from Galloway

Pictures from Galloway

Following a photo Shoot on the Solway with Scottish harpist Wendy Stewart, we recorded some of the Taking You Home poems, which are now on You Tube at wordworthywriting and can be seen on the Taking You Home page of … Continue reading