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The Mersey Sound By Adrian Henri

The Mersey Sound
by Adrian Henri

This text introduces contemporary poetry to the general reader by publishing representative work by each of three modern poets in a single volume. In each case the selection has been made to illustrate the poet's characteristics in style and form.
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The Mersey Sound: Restored 50th Anniversary Edition by Adrian Henri

'The Mersey Sound is an attempt to introduce contemporary poetry to the general reader by publishing representative work by each of three modern poets in a single volume, in each case the selection has been made to illustrate the poet's characteristics in style and form'.

With this modest brief, The Mersey Sound was conceived and first published in 1967. An anthology which features Roger McGough's work, alongside that of Brian Patten and Adrian Henri (The Liverpool Poets), it went on to sell over half a million copies and to become the bestselling poetry anthology of all time.

Irreverent, sardonic, funny and sad, these are the poems that echo the mood of the sixties. A selection of the early work of three Liverpool poets who brought poetry down from the dusty shelf and onto the street.

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About Adrian Henri


Brian Patten was born in Liverpool. His poetry for adults has been translated into many languages, and his collections include Collected Love Poems, Armada, and, from Penguin, Selected Poems. His verse for children includes Gargling with Jelly, Juggling with Gerbils, and Thawing Frozen Frogs. Brian Patten is a popular performer of his work, and he has also written children's plays as well as editing The Puffin Book of Modern Children's Verse and The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry. Roger McGough was a member of the group Scaffold in the 1960s when he contributed poems to the Penguin title The Mersey Sound, which has since sold over a million copies and is now available as a Penguin Classic. He has published many books of poems for children and adults, and both his Collected Poems (2004) and Selected Poems (2006) are also available in Penguin. He presents Poetry Please on Radio 4 and is President of the Poetry Society. He was honoured with the Freedom of the City of Liverpool in 2001 and with a CBE in 2005 for services to literature.

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GOR001231448
The Mersey Sound: Restored 50th Anniversary Edition by Adrian Henri
Adrian Henri
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1986-06-26
160
0140585346
9780140585346
N/A
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