Liverpool born football poet, Sharon Jones has written a moving tribute to Anfield and Liverpool FC as part of a national Places of Poetry project.
A film of the poem has been released today to mark Liverpool’s Premier League title win: https://youtu.be/PQBc2oFiCvs
It is nearly 30 years since Liverpool last won the league title under manager Kenny Dalglish and Sharon reflects on both the long wait and the glory years of her youth. She writes:
“Anfield is my heartland…Anfield my Jerusalem, Dalglish my arrow of burning desire.”
“Anfield is my Haworth where Heighway / Not Heathcliff thrilled my soul’.
The Places of Poetry project has inspired thousands of poets to write about a favourite location and pin their poem to a beautiful digital map of England and Wales: from iconic historical sites to places of personal significance.
The project has been supported by some of the country’s most innovative and well-known poets: https://www.placesofpoetry.