Who is Roger Mcgough

Roger Joseph McGough (; born 9 November 1937) is an English poet, performance poet, broadcaster, children's author and playwright. He presents the BBC Radio 4 programme Poetry Please, as well as performing his own poetry. McGough was one of the leading members of the Liverpool poets, a group of young poets influenced by Beat poetry and the popular music and culture of 1960s Liverpool. He is an honorary fellow of Liverpool John Moores University, fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and President of the Poetry Society.

Early life

McGough was born in Litherland, Lancashire, on the outskirts of Liverpool, to Roger Francis, a docker, and Mary (McGarry) McGough. His ancestry is Irish and he was raised in the Roman Catholic faith. He was a pupil at St Mary's Colleg...
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Roger Mcgough Poems

  • First Day At School
    A millionbillionwillion miles from home
    Waiting for the bell to go. (To go where?)
    Why are they all so big, other children?
    So noisy? So much at home they ...
  • The Lesson
    Chaos ruled OK in the classroom
    as bravely the teacher walked in
    the nooligans ignored him
    his voice was lost in the din ...
  • Mrs Moon
    Mrs Moon
    sitting up in the sky
    little old lady
    rock-a-bye ...
  • Survivor
    Everyday,
    I think about dying.
    About disease, starvation,
    violence, terrorism, war, ...
  • The Identification
    So you think its Stephen?
    Then I'd best make sure
    Be on the safe side as it were.
    Ah, theres been a mistake. The hair ...
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Away 4 Hair 3 Black 2 Teacher 2 Home 2 Children 2 Night 2 Father 2 Short 2 Clean 2


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Welfordwrites: first day at school, a poem by roger mcgough. the poet gets inside the mind of a very young child in a brand-new environment.
Motivazer: i have outlived my youthfulness, so a quiet life for me. where once i used to scintillate, now i sin 'til ten past three. - roger mcgough
Redrosa91940184: the discredited jack straw tried to fĂȘte condaleeza rice in our city- we recognised them as war criminals- rice was responsible for abu graib and guantanamo-even roger mcgough and mccartney failed to rub shoulders with them it was a disaster- straw got the sack shortly after - ha
Welfordwrites: goodbat nightman, a poem by roger mcgough. a comic poem that parodies both batman and a a milne.
Mikehaskins11: the great vivian stanshall would have been 80 years old today. here with andy roberts, mike mccartney, brian patten, roger mcgough, neil innes and john gorman in grimms - very much the justice league of comedians, poets and musicians
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