Over 400 poets contributed 800 poems to celebrate Liverpool's 800th year. You can read them all here, just click anywhere on the picture of the Liver Building. Alternatively, you can select poems from a list
Brylcreem was my best friend
shovelled on to secure
the two sausage rolls on top of my head
and sides swept into a D.A at the back
why anyone would want to look like a
fowl’s posterior I don’t know
or wear the velvet collared drape
that reached past my fingertips
or spend twenty minutes
arching my foot to get twelve inch drainpipes on
I was the bees knees
the hardest kid on the block
drinking coffee and playing pin ball
at the café on Smithdown Road
where all the ‘Teds’ hung out
proudest of all
my brothel creepers
with a chain across each toe
but my mum didn’t know about those.
To we tried to get poem800 published in book form but with 800 poems we couldn't find a publisher, also it was too expensive for us to print ourselves via vanity press so we regret that we have been unable to get it published. But we decided to leave it published on the internet i.e. running with a random poem every day (at our expense) and if anyone has any ideas on how to publish please get in touch.
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Pete Price Radio City 10.00 pm Sun - Thursday (read him some poetry!)
Claire Hamilton Arts and Culture Show Sunday 1-4pm Radio Merseyside
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