The Bishop of Liverpool has welcomed the display of the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy’s poem ‘Liverpool’ which was written to mark the day of disclosure of the Hillsborough Independent Panel report. The poem, with original watercolour calligraphy by Stephen Raw, is on display at the War Memorial Chapel.
Bishop James said, “Liverpool is a city of poets who know that poems reach parts of the soul that other things fail to touch. The Poet Laureate’s poem poignantly captures the mood of the day when the Hillsborough Independent Panel report was published to the families in the Cathedral”.
Carol Ann Duffy said “Liverpool is a city very close to my heart and the Liverpool people have a spirit like no other”.
There is now a print available from the Cathedral Shop and on www.cathedralshop.com with proceeds to the Hillsborough Family Support Group and Liverpool Cathedral priced at £7.95