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
A Brief Genealogy
I am a late Plantagenet.
Without distinction, true, but yet
Thomas of Brotherton starts my line,
and though King John is not quite mine
I won’t complain. Fair Liverpool
was founded by this king so cruel
who got the land in twelve oh seven,
then sent my ancestress to Heaven
for talking politics or such –
perhaps it was she talked too much.
He tossed the key, she met the stare
of dungeon keepers; tore her hair,
moaned and pleaded, wept and wailed,
starved in her cell securely jailed,
loquaciousness her only crime --
Also a tendency of mine.
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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