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

Another Place

Another Place

The centurions stand facing out to sea,
One hundred Gormleys clad in iron,
Set in concrete to fix uncertain sands.
Naked but confident not vulnerable.

Threatened by tides they wade, then drown
But each moon emerge as strong as before.
Immovable they march into the tidal race,
Backs to the shore, searching for another place.

Container ships throb, ferry tannoys annoy,
Screeching oyster catchers whirl and settle.
Tourists take photos, hang bags on genitalia
No indiscretion will make this Gormley’s failure.

A danger to shipping the council say
Health and safety so they cannot stay.
If they’re not welcome through the sea they’ll walk
Like so many before from Liverpool to New York.

David Ryder

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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