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.

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

 

Resources

Teaching Sequences
Videos

Roger McGough - Alternative Santa

Roger McGough - Alternative Santa

Roger McGough - Clerihews

Roger McGough - Clerihews

Roger McGough - Mafia Cats

Roger McGough - Mafia Cats

Roger McGough - The boy with the similar name

Roger McGough - The boy with the similar name

Roger McGough - Poetry Pie

Roger McGough - Poetry Pie

Roger McGough - The Power of Poets

Roger McGough - The Power of Poets

Roger McGough - The Cat's Protection League

Roger McGough - The Cat's Protection League

Roger McGough - The Lost Lost-Property Office

Roger McGough - The Lost Lost-Property Office

Roger McGough - The midnight skaters

Roger McGough - The midnight skaters

The Sound Collector by Roger McGough

Roger McGough - The Sound Collector

Roger McGough - Tomorrow Has Your Name on It

Roger McGough - Tomorrow Has Your Name On It

Roger McGough reads The Colour Collector at the CLiPPA 2015

Roger McGough reads The Colour Collector at the CLiPPA 2015

Roger McGough - Didgeridoo

Roger McGough - Didgeridoo

Roger McGough - Nightmares (for CLiPPA Ceremony 2016)

Roger McGough - Nightmares (for the CLiPPA 2016 Award Ceremony)

Roger McGough - The Scarecrow Replies

Roger McGough - The Scarecrow Replies

Roger McGough - Don't Go Where the Scarecrows Are

Roger McGough - Don't go Where the Scarecrows Are

Roger McGough - In Case of Fire

Roger McGough - In Case of Fire

Roger McGough - Five-Car Family

Roger McGough - Five-Car Family

Roger McGough - Emus

Roger McGough - Emus

Roger McGough - Give and Take

Roger McGough - Give and Take

Roger McGough - Reward and Punishment

Roger McGough - Reward and Punishment

Roger McGough - The Reader of This Poem

Roger McGough - The Reader of This Poem

Roger McGough - The Writer of This Poem

Roger McGough - The Writer of This Poem