'Adrian Mitchell is no more naïve than Stevie Smith, but like her he has the innocence of his own experience. … real inner freedom and the courage of his own music. Among all the voices of the Court, a voice as welcome as Lear's fool….Humour that can stick deep and stay funny.'
- TED HUGHES.
'This is Adrian Mitchell, the British Mayakovsky' - KENNETH TYNAN.
'Nobody else writes like him. And it is becoming more and more evident that his achievement endures….Nobody has ever departed with such language for such a destination…..Mitchell is a joker, a lyrics writer, a word-spinner, an epigrammist, a man of passion and imagination….Against the present British state he opposes a kind of revolutionary populism, bawdiness, wit and the tenderness sometimes to be found between animals.' - JOHN BERGER.
'Joyous, acrid and demotic tumbling lyricist Pied Piper determinedly singing us away from catastrophe.' - ANGELA CARTER.
'Adrian Mitchell's poetry for children is as marvellous as his work for adults. Humorous, thoughtful, provocative, bang-on for kids entering the 21st century.' - BRIAN PATTEN.
'In the world of verse for children nobody has produced more surprising verse or more genuinely inspired fun than Adrian Mitchell.' - TED HUGHES.
AND LITTLE RICHARD SAYS: 'When I sing my songs you can't sit still, your big toe shoot up in your boot!'