Liverpool poets

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The name given to a group of three poets, Adrian Henri, Roger McGough, and Brian Patten (1946– ), who came together in the 1960s in the period of the Liverpool euphoria generated partly by the success of the Beatles. Their anthologies include The Mersey Sound (1967), The Liverpool Scene (1967), and New Volume (1983). The combined tone of their work was pop, urban, anti‐academic, good‐humoured, and vocal: poetry was conceived by them as a medium for public rather than private consumption, a Performance Art.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

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