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He’s a rock star, a TV star, a video killed the radio star but also a radio star! He is also a comic and a social commentator. Dr. John Cooper Clarke is a poet and he does know it who has toured with the likes of The Clash and The Sex Pistols and he makes a stop in DC Tuesday May 12th.

Tickets are currently on sale but we’ve got a FREE PAIR just for you. To win ’em tell us in the comments section below who your favorite poet is and include your favorite poem by them as well. Here’s mine!

This Be The Verse
By Philip Larkin

They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another’s throats.

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don’t have any kids yourself.