Roger McGough

Silvester Horne Institute

Tue Jul 26 | 3pm
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Roger McGough

 The godfather of modern British poetry  Metro

Safety in Numbers

Roger McGough is the author of over a hundred books of poetry for adults and children.

What will we have learned from stillness and silence?
From sharing, not taking? Waiting not pushing?
Whispering not shouting? Dawdling not rushing?

Safety in Numbers is a new collection from the nation’s favourite poet. Traversing rocky terrain with the assurance of a poetry Rover on Mars, McGough brings down to earth the strangeness of a time on hold. Staycations, adultery in lockdown, ghosts and gamblers, as well as playful advice to up and coming poets. (Don’t do it!) With the gift of many tongues, playful, surreal and tender, McGough ‘a trickster you can trust’ reveals the telling moments of our lives.

 

About Roger…

President of the Poetry Society, Roger has been honoured with a CBE for services to literature and the Freedom of the City of Liverpool. After Lily The Pink, The Aintree Iron, Scaffold, GRIMMS, The Mersey Sound with Adrian Henri & Brian Patten and his Molière adaptations with English Touring Theatre, Roger presents the long-running Poetry Please. The beat goes on.

 Liverpool’s own Poet Laureate  Daily Post

He is an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University and an Honorary Professor at Thames Valley University. He has an MA from the University of Northampton and D. Litts from the universities of Hull, Roehampton, Nottingham and Liverpool OU.

Much travelled and translated, Roger’s 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 children’s poetry book and recipient of the Cholmondeley Award.

 a witty and ingenious chronicler of British life, who manages a range of perennial themes with a deftness and agility that is hard to beat  The Poetry Society

Follow Roger on Twitter: @McgoughRoger

Photo credit: Allan Melia
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