Who is Roger Mcgough

Roger McGough CBE, FRSL (/məˈɡɒf/; 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 Roger McGough was born in Litherland, Lancashire on the outskirts of Liverpool. His ancestry is Irish and he was raised in the Roman Catholic faith. He was a pupil at St Mary's College in Crosby with Laurie Taylo...
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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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Top 10 most used topics by Roger Mcgough

Away 4 Hair 3 Black 2 Teacher 2 Home 2 Children 2 Night 2 Father 2 Short 2 Clean 2


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  • Lyrafest: then we have roger mcgough: safety in numbers
  • Welfordwrites: the identification, a poem by roger mcgough. a father is called to identify the body of his son, but his reaction is not what one might expect. click the link!
  • Maple_yr4: maple class performing “the sound collector” by roger mcgough
  • Litcharts: new guide! the lesson by roger mcgough
  • Welfordwrites: summer with the monarch, a poem by roger mcgough. this is a parody of the “liver poet’s” own poem summer with monika, and could be one reason why he never became poet laureate! click the link!
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In Memoriam A. H. H.: 96. You Say, But With No Touch Of Sco
 by Alfred Lord Tennyson

You say, but with no touch of scorn,
Sweet-hearted, you, whose light-blue eyes
Are tender over drowning flies,
You tell me, doubt is Devil-born.
I know not: one indeed I knew
In many a subtle question versed,
Who touch'd a jarring lyre at first,
But ever strove to make it true:
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