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Liverpool Poet proves poetry is alive and well

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IN Sunday's at The Watermill, Liverpool Poet Brian Patten took his captivated audience on a poetic journey through his life. As well as his own work, he shared funny, moving and evocative poetry from the people who have influenced him, from Laurie Lee to Pablo Neruda and Robert Graves and proved that it is possible to perform poetry as well as read it. Along with poets Roger McGough and Adrian Henri, Brian built a reputation for making poetry accessible to all. Judging by those who attended the evening and the plethora of poetry societies and groups where people meet regularly to share their work, poetry is very much alive and being enjoyed throughout the country.

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