Liverpool People’s Poet awards

 April 22, 2009         Leave a comment

Liverpool has been running a competition to find the best poems celebrating the city’s Capital of Culture year in 2008, with the winner set to be announced this week.

Funded by DaDa Disability and Deaf Arts and supported by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Steve Rotheram, there are two categories: under- and over-18s.

I’ve been reading through the entries and thought I’d flag them up, as they’re a good mix of the reverential, celebratory and amusing.

This couplet in particular amused me:

But a word of warning, avoid Granby Street My friend
Because that even makes me nervous.

All of them seem uniquely scouse to me, which I mean as a compliment, though I was sad to note that self-proclaimed People’s Poet, Tony Chestnut Brown did not submit a poem.

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