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

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Daily Poem

Now and Then

There it lies, see!
proud Liverpool.
A symbol of the trade
in their cursed

We few, so far
from our home,
can strike at the heart
of that seaport’s

Our blow will ring
all around
the globe, so oppressed
by these wicked

They will come to know
that we will
never be cowed in the quest
for freedom and
our liberty.

We will sow terror.
at Liverpool’s
example all England
will learn to fear
and dread us.

As our eighteen
wreck quays and wharves
from here in the
river Mersey.

So, bold lads, follow
Cap’n John P Jones
and the Bonhomme Richard!
Heroes all, from
far Amerikey.


Future Plans

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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Great Links

Pete Price Radio City 10.00 pm Sun - Thursday (read him some poetry!)

Claire Hamilton Arts and Culture Show Sunday 1-4pm Radio Merseyside

Write Out Loud
Dead Good Poets Society
Magical History Tour
The celebrations for 700 years in 1907

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