Sometimes, it just has to be said.
John Cooper Clarke is a self-styled “punk poet” from Manchester. His work is made up of about equal parts beat, punk, stand-up comedy, and the clever retorts you always wish you could come up with in the heat of the moment and yet never can. I think he may be my favourite poet of all time.
Be warned, though; don’t listen to this (or any of his work) if you don’t like profanity, disenchantment or controversial themes. If you do, he’s a bloody genius.