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My favourite book of poetry
on 17 May 2013
I was introduced to the Mersey poets during my O' Level English Literature course. Until I had the opportunity to visit Merseyside although I loved the poems I didn't realise that I had been totally misled by the interpretation of my English Teacher. There is a gentle beauty about these poems offering an insight into life on Merseyside at the time. Before the Cavern was demolished and rebuilt elsewhere and outsiders believed that Toxteth was a city.
Roger McGough is now a wonderful presenter of Poetry Please on BBC Radio 4. Adrian Henri, perhaps the most sensitive of the 3 poets is sadly no longer with us, and Brian Pattern, just as brilliant, but perhaps the least well know of the three.
I have lost count of the number of times I have bought this book and loaned it to friends for each copy never to be returned. This copy is never to be loaned out!