Gladsongs and Gatherings: Poetry and Its Social Context in Liverpool since the 1960s


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.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Stephen Wade
  • Matt Simpson
  • Levi Tafari
  • Peter Barry
  • Michael Murphy
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Liverpool, England
Publication year:
  • 2001


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