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Adrian Henri

Poet and painter
1932-2000

Born in Birkenhead in 1932 he was part of the Liverpool literary community in the 1960s and he was granted the Freedom of the City of Liverpool.  Adrian, Roger McGough and Brian Patten produced 'The Mersey Sound' (Penguin Modern Poets, selling over a quarter million copies), and helped the 'Liverpool Poets' as they were known, establish themselves as the new force in British Poetry.  Adrian recorded a live reading at the Liverpool Academy of Arts Gallery in Liverpool in 1973.

Rob Ainsworth