John Cooper Clarke

John Cooper Clarke

The twenty seventh and final person in our series of introductions to performers taking part in International Poetry ReIncarnation at the Roundhouse in Camden on 30th May 2015 is the iconic punk poet John Cooper Clarke.

John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’. His ongoing career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents.

Today, JCC is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible on today’s pop culture. Aside from his trademark ‘look’ continuing to resonate with fashionistas young and old, and his poetry included on national curriculum syllabus, his effect on modern music is huge.

His influence can be heard within the keen social observations of the Arctic Monkeys and Plan B. These collaborations mean that John has been involved in two global Number One albums in the last two years.

John has been a regular and dedicated contributor to New Departures and the Jazz Poetry SuperJam/Poetry Olympics bandwagons since 1980.

His latest show, touring across the UK and the USA this year, is a mix of classic verse, extraordinary new material, hilarious ponderings on modern life, honest-to-goodness gags, riffs and chat. Don’t miss this chance to witness a living legend at the very top of this game.

Get your tickets for the evening’s star-laden performance here: The International Poetry ReIncarnation