31.7.14

The Pride and the Passion



'John Barnes', a poem from my sequence of Kopite Sonnets on Liverpool FC Legends, has been shortlisted in The Pride and the Passion: Offside Stories, a competition celebrating the best poetry and prose about the beautiful game.

The poem centres on Barnes' incredible flair and ability as a player, but also the racist abuse and intolerance he suffered and - to his great credit - rose above, during his incredible career for Liverpool and England.

Judged by poet, broadcaster and all-round good guy Ian McMillan, and Derby County FC's current captain, Shaun Barker, the overall winners will be announced next week.

Get in there my son!
 

1 comment:

Edward Ferrari said...

Saw loads of footie from the BART back through Oakland last week. Really seems to have taken off here thanks to the WC. Good luck in the comp.