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John Cooper Clarke

Changes with Annie Macmanus

12-02-2024 • 26 mins

This Valentine’s week we’re celebrating romance with an unlikely agony uncle - the legendary punk poet, also known as the bard of Salford, John Cooper Clarke. A self-confessed romantic, John’s iconic love poem ‘I Wanna Be Yours’ has become one of the most popular poems to be performed at weddings in Britain and was famously used by the Arctic Monkeys in their song of the same name. John first began performing his poetry amidst the punk scene of the 1970s sharing stages with the Sex Pistols, the Buzzcocks and the Clash. His trademark style and Mancunian delivery has made him one of Britain’s most recognisable poets.


In this Valentine’s Day special, John talks about his early life growing up in Salford and his rise to fame as a performance poet. He also gives you an exclusive performance of ‘I Wanna be Yours’ and answers some romance dilemmas. Can John Cooper Clarke help change your love life?! Let’s find out.


Pre-order a copy of John’s new book of poems WHAT here.

Book to see John Cooper Clarke on tour here: https://johncooperclarke.com/gigs/


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Changes is a deaf friendly podcast, transcripts can be accessed here: https://www.anniemacmanus.com/changes



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