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
My Liverpool Overcoat
The city is my overcoat,
frayed musty cuffs, torn
pocket and a worn collar.
My coat’s protection aged,
dignified, yet often defiant.
It resists waves of cynicism,
as befalls the call of my coat,
I gather it about my body,
curling it’s collar to my neck,
unfurling it’s strange comfort.
It seems mystery itself lies,
somewhere else, short streets,
dingy bars, no place to hang
all those precious memories,
seeking reference points, one
familiar face, or sunny smile,
shot through a city’s loving lips,
changing itself slowly, oddly,
as if turning it’s back on itself,
unfurling it’s history on streets.
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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