Adrian Henri at the ICA

I visited the ICA’s exhibition of Adrian Henri poems, collages, art and recordings. Glad I went, not least ‘cos it was a delight to see Miss Vera Chok as ever, but also because Henri was part of the Mersey Sound poets. His work with the band the Liverpool Scene is a precursor to a Tiswas style of poetry.
Whilst us ranters did kick against the Mersey Poets to an extent, Henri is important in that he was the writer that brought pop culture and working class life into 60s poetry in a way that worked.
The exhibition is on until March 15th 2015. Details here.

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