I somehow failed to note the passing of British poet Adrian Mitchell, maybe because I never read a poem of his I really liked. From my limited perspective, it seems he had all the plusses of a good performance poet, but none of enduring qualities that made for powerful poems on the page. He reminds me of a socially and politically engaged Stevie Smith. Here and here are few examples of his work: See if you find him more compelling than I do!
One thing I do have to acknowledge is that Mitchell is quoted as saying that “Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people.” I completely agree! Which just goes to show that agreeing in theory is finally meaningless when it comes to being moved by any particular poem or poet.