As far as contemporary poets go, I think that Chris McCabe is quickly becoming one of my favourites. Following a short intro, McCabe goes into a wonderful reading of his poem, Axis is, which was written about the July 7th bombings in London. I was so impressed by the way that McCabe illustrated the issue of terrorism and dehumanization, made only more salient by his criticism of media reporting/representation. His ending is perfect, and closes with a headline from BBC News.
“Blasts won’t shake UK economy”