A Gallery to Play to
The Story of the Mersey Poets
Phil Bowen is a poet and playwright. His previous collections include Variety’s Hammer.
Author's Note Acknowledgements Introduction The Fifties and the Beginning of the Liverpool Scene Roger McGough 1937-1958 Adrian Henri 1932-1956 Liverpool 1957-1961 Brian Patten 1946-1961 1961-1968 The End of the Sixties The Seventies The Eighties The Nineties The Noughties Bibliograpgy Index
'… a masterclass in how to write a group biography – elegantly written taking us on an imaginative tour of the streets of Liverpool and the sounds of 1960s/1970s.'
The Generalist, May 2016
'Written with verve, style and great personal insight.'
D. M. Thomas
'Gives a real sense of real people and their and our real and recent poetic roots.'
'Highly enjoyable, accurately descriptive and very well researched…'
'A warm, well-written and unpretentious account of three good men…'
Size: 235 × 156 mm
Publication: February 1, 2008