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

The Merciless River Mersey

The night he fell into the cold black Mersey
December 30, 1860
One day shy of 1861
The night that should have been filled with excitement and fun
Perhaps he was showing off a little too much and didn't bother to keep his
eye on where his tiny boat was headed and young George Johnson, aged 16

His father and mother wept endlessly on New Year's Eve at the mouth of the
"Oh my boy," cried his mother, throwing a wreath into the water, watching it
slowly sink

"Oh my son," choked backed his father, nearly causing him to go over the

The Mersey can be so cruel at times, so very cruel.

Charles Bernstein

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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