Brian Patten

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Brian Patten is an English poet and author. He came to prominence in the 1960’s as one of the “Liverpool poets”.
Patten was born in Bootle, England near the Liverpool docks. He attended Sefton Park School in the Smithdown Road area of Liverpool where his poetic writing was encouraged. He left school at 15 and began work for the Bootle Times writing a column on popular music. Together with the other two Liverpool poets, Roger McGough and Adrian Henri, Patten published “The Mersey Sound” in 1967. One of the best-selling poetry anthologies of modern times. He was awarded the Freedom of the City of Liverpool in 2001.

Brian Patten es un poeta y autor inglés. Llegó a la fama en la década de 1960 como uno de los "poetas de Liverpool".
Patten nació en Bootle, Inglaterra, cerca de los muelles de Liverpool. Asistió a la escuela Sefton Park en el área de Smithdown Road de Liverpool, donde se alentó su escritura poética. Dejó la escuela a los 15 años y comenzó a trabajar para el Bootle Times escribiendo una columna sobre música popular. Junto con los otros dos poetas de Liverpool, Roger McGough y Adrian Henri, Patten publicó "The Mersey Sound" en 1967. Una de las antologías de poesía más vendidas de los tiempos modernos. Fue galardonado con la Libertad de la Ciudad de Liverpool en 2001.

This poem was written for the festival and is a moving elegy for the departed from friends from his time in Deia. It is located beside many of their graves overlooking the surrounding hills and sea that they loved.

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