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

Our Ken

Our dear old Doddy
The man from Knotty Ash.
Till the early hours
He performs to make us laugh
Where does he get the energy
Its hard to believe
This November
He will be eighty !!!!!!!!
There is no one like him
No one to compare
Its such a crying shame
He’s not been made a Sir
No “airs or graces”
Really down to earth
A true Scouse gentleman
Who doesn’t know his worth.
Here’s to you
And your Tickling stick Ken
Jam butty mines
And Diddy men
All give a hearty cheer
Ken Dodd OBE, 80 this year

J. Campbell

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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