Gladsongs and Gatherings

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Gladsongs and Gatherings

Poetry and its Social Context in Liverpool since the 1960s

2001

March 1st, 2001

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With the ‘Liverpool Scene’, poetry registered nationally as a popular art form arguably for the first time. Since then, poetry appears to have contracted once more to its metropolitan, literary heartland. So what happened to the ‘Mersey sound’? Gladsongs and Gatherings examines this question through the ideas and reflections of poets and poetry readers. The book includes interviews with the famous 60s trio, and places their experience alongside that of contemporary poets who continue to find the city a rich source of inspiration.

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Title Page3
Contents7
Acknowledgement8
Introduction9
Poems21
Liverpool at the Millennium21
Streets of Hope23
1. Literary Matters27
The Arrival of McGough27
The Hard Lyric: Re-registering Liverpool Poetry39
2. Reflections on the Craft65
Liverpool Peasant65
Screen Memories: The Kiss73
A Poetry Residency in Tasmania: The Story behind Cutting the Clouds Towards80
3. Interviews93
Adrian Henri: Singer of Meat and Flowers93
An Interview with Brian Patten123
4. Autobiographies/Social Histories131
Open Floor!: Live Poetry Nights in Liverpool, 1967-2001131
Dead Good Poets, Dead Good Poetry158
All You Need is Words163
The Windows Project170
5. Broader Views177
These Boys: The Rise of Mersey Beat177
Jazz Scene, Liverpool Scene: The Early 1960s188
Notes on Contributors197
Select Bibliography201
Index202