IN HIS TWENTIETH YEAR OF PERFORMANCE, MANCHESTER POET MIKE GARRY HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS “A GENIUS”. HIS WORK CELEBRATES HIS CITY’S PEOPLE, CHAMPIONING THE UNDERDOG TO FIND THE BEAUTY AMONGST THE UGLINESS, THE TRIUMPH AMONGST THE TRAGEDY, THE GLINTS OF LIGHT AMIDST THE GLOOM.
He regularly performs in prisons, mental health units and children’s homes, and is passionate about bringing poetry to those places it may not normally reach. He’s a touring companion of John Cooper Clarke and often performs with bands such as I Am Kloot, Badly Drawn Boy and The Fall. In this new edition of The Mouthcast, recorded just before a recent show, Garry talks about the music of his city and, of course, his poetry – including WHAT ME MAM TAUGHT ME and his wonderful eulogy for modern Manchester’s cultural Godfather Tony Wilson, SAINT ANTHONY. Rip-roaring stuff, this…
[ Apologies for the occasional mobile phone network interference during this recording ]
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