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Adrian Henri

(10 April 1932 - 20 December 2000 / Birkenhead, Cheshire)

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Adrian Henri was a British poet and painter, best remembered as the founder of poetry-rock group The Liverpool Scene and as one of three poets in the best-selling anthology The Mersey Sound, along with Brian Patten and Roger McGough . The trio of Liverpool poets came to prominence in that city's Merseybeat zeitgeist of the 1960s and 1970s. He was described by Edward Lucie-Smith in British Poetry since 1945 as the "theoretician" of the three. His characterisation of popular culture in verse helped to widen the audience for poetry among 1960s British youth. He was influenced by the French ... more »

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  • Peter Richards (7/5/2009 8:54:00 AM)

    http: //www.supporten.eu/_documents/liverpool_poets/adrian_henri/hello_adrian_.html

    The above URL gives access to a good few Henri poems.

  • Dark Mavis (11/8/2005 3:08:00 AM)

    wonderful poet, wonderful man, sadly missed........ annoyed when i saw there was only 2 of his poems on here! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! if i ever get the time, i will rectify this........

  • Jo Seear (10/7/2005 8:08:00 AM)

    Has anyone ever read the poem by Adrian Henri entitled 'The new, Fast automatic daffodils'? I'm trying to find a copy and haven't had any luck. Please post it on the site! !

  • Anita Gregory (9/3/2005 1:17:00 PM)

    if youlike adrian henri try brian pattern, and rodger mcgough

  • Sallie Howson (6/18/2005 3:41:00 PM)

    i love adrian henri's poems. could someone post some more of his work here please?

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