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The Beat Goes On - Fifty Years of the Mersey Sound

I had the pleasure in January of seeing Roger McGough and Brian Patten perform at the Liverpool Playhouse in celebration of 50 years since the publication of The Mersey Sound, an anthology of poems by McGough, Patten, and the sadly departed Adrian Henri. 982 more words


A valentine...

To be with one another forever and to have no doubt
(Nor feel exhaustion at the prospect)
Is the goal of those who, like us, 38 more words


An Adrian Henri mini-exhibition: 'The poet in him wrote poems containing images that the painter in him wanted to paint'

I received an email from the Victoria Gallery & Museum alerting me to the fact that an exhibition of work by Adrian Henri was ending that day. 1,810 more words


Zonky Zizzibug by Brian Patten

I’ve just appeared in this classroom

I did not use the door.

I have just materialized

Through the classroom floor.

Do not call me a liar. 256 more words


"Tonight At Noon" – A celebration of The Mersey Sound

A series of events and exhibitions are to take place in Liverpool to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the most influential poetry anthologies of all time… 627 more words


Poem of the Week 20

The Day I Got My Finger Stuck up My Nose

Brian Patten

When I got my finger stuck up my nose

I went to a doctor, who said, 145 more words

Brian Patten

Celebrating Mersey Sound....all part of 50 Summers of Love

2017 sees the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Mersey Sound, one of the biggest selling poetry books of all time. Not only that, it’s widely credited with seeding the rise of Performance Poetry and Spoken Word and, as one critic put it, ‘wrestling poetry out of the hands of the academics, and taking it into pubs, clubs and the lives of everyday people’. 1,234 more words