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

God Bless Yer Bill Shankly

Do yer hear us Bill Shankly
Can yer see through God's veil
Do yer pull on your auld shirt
And boots fastened well

Are yer here down at Anfield
Once more with yer boys
Do yer smile up at the Kop
As we sing as one voice

Is yer warm heart e're beatin'
And racin' the blood
Do yer think of us Shankly
I pray that yer would

God bless yer Bill Shankly
For makin' us great
For the glory of Anfield
God's blessed own Saint

Tell Bob we still love him
Tell Joe he was sound
Tell the 96 fallen
We remember them, proud

God bless yer Bill Shankly
Glenbuck Bill so dear
God knows sweet Bill Shankly
We wish y'were still here.

Parry Maguire

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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