Roger McGough

With their witty play on words, Roger McGough's poems amuse the reader whilst offering food for serious thought. Roger was made a CBE for his services to poetry. He was the chair of judges for CLiPPA 2014 and 2015 and is a patron of CLPE.

Roger has donated his poem, Tomorrow Has Your Name On It, for National Poety Day 2016. See the resource that we have created for the poem in the KS1/2 tab here, download videos of Roger reading at the bottom of this page and listen to him performing Tomorrow Has Your Name On It with LiTTLe MACHiNe here.

Roger's collection Poetry Pie was shortlisted for the 2016 CLiPPA award.

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Video Interviews

IV- RM2

Roger McGough - How I write poetry

Roger McGough - How do you go about writing your poetry

Roger McGough - How do you go about writing your poetry?

Roger McGough - How do you work on your poems

Roger McGough - How do you work on your poems?

Roger McGough - How does poetry make you feel

Roger McGough - How does poetry make you feel?

IV- RM4

Roger McGough - For teachers: children's responses

Roger McGough - How should poetry be used in the classroom

Roger McGough - How should we use poetry in the classroom?

Roger McGough - What advice would you give to young poets

Roger McGough - What advice would you give to young poets

IV- RM3

Roger McGough - Advice for young poets

Roger McGough - What inspires you as a poet

Roger McGough - What inspires you as a poet?

IV- RM5

Roger McGough - Inspiring children

IV- RM1

Roger McGough - My first memories of poems

Roger McGough - What poems do you remember from your childhood

Roger McGough - What poems do you remember from your childhood?

Roger McGough - Why is poetry important

Roger McGough - Why is poetry important?

Roger McGough - What is special about writing poetry for children

Roger McGough - What is special about writing poetry for children?

IV- RM6

Roger McGough - What is special about writing poetry for children

Roger McGough - What advice would you give on performing poetry?

Roger McGough - What advice would you give on performing poetry