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.
Roger McGough has written some lovely poems for children around the Coronavirus with fun and light-hearted messaging, for you to use in school – print them out and display them in your classroom or corridors, or use them to inspire your own writing!
Inspire your class with poetry. Take part in the FREE CliPPA Shadowing Scheme