Roger McGough, Ďa trickster you can trustí, is one of Britainís best-loved poets for both adults & children.
He was awarded his O.B.E. for services to poetry in 1997 and a C.B.E.in 2004. He has been honoured with the Freedom of the City of Liverpool.
Much travelled and translated, his poetry has gained increasing popularity, especially from its widespread use in schools. A prolific writer, he is twice winner of the Signal Award for best childrenís poetry book and recipient of the Cholmondeley Award.
His latest poetry book is joinedupwriting (Penguin) and, for children, Crocodile Tears (Otter Barry Books) with illustrations by Greg McLeod.
autobiography Said And Done (Century) explores overnight fame with
Lily The Pink, The Scaffold and Yellow Submarine which he helped write for the
Beatles. He encounters Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Marlon Brando, Allen Ginsberg,
Pete McCarthy and Salman Rushdie amongst others.
patron saint of poetry' Carol Ann Duffy
The Mersey Sound: Penguin Modern Poets 10 with Liverpool poets
Brian Patten and Adrian Henri
in Penguin Modern Classics
with The Scaffold and college touring with GRIMMS (Mike Gorman,
Andy Roberts, Neil Innes, Mike McCartney and occasionally Adrian Henri, Zoot
Money & Brian Patten) were followed by internationally acclaimed collections
of poems & stories, regular broadcasts and edited anthologies.
Roger is the presenter of Poetry Please.
His dead good collections include Everyday
Eclipses, The Way Things Are, Defying
Gravity, Blazing Fruit, Summer With Monika
re-released by Penguin in 2017 with drawings by Chris Riddell and Melting into the Foreground.
'a word juggler who never misses a catch' Charles Causley
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