The Write Stuff


Award-winning Reds poet Ben is composing more verse about his beloved Liverpool FC

Reds fan and award-winning poet Ben Wilkinson is composing a brand new short collection of verse dedicated to Liverpool Football Club's greatest players.

Guardian book critic Ben, who was featured in the magazine at the start of the season, recently published a book of poems entitled For Real.

Kitted out in the colours of LFC, the collection won the prestigious Poetry Business Competition, judged by University of Liverpool graduate and Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.

More of this feature, and a new poem, 'King Kenny', in the Official Liverpool FC Monthly Magazine, issue 27, November 2014



Si Philbrook said...

I've been reading and enjoying your work for a while, now i discover you are also a football fan, perfect.

At Brighton & Hove Albion we have Attila the Stockbroker, so we are sorted for poetry....sadly not for trophies!

Ben Wilkinson said...

Grand to hear from you Si. Must confess to being a bit of footy nut, aye. Brighton and Hove? Was sorry not to see things with Hyypia work out, but evidently the manager didn't match up to the defender. Still, the Reds are having a torrid season just now, so we're in similarly leaky boats. Cheers!