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Booklist - Roger McGough: Exploring Form

roger mcgough

Roger McGough writes poetry for children and adults. His most recent collection for children is Poetry Pie, which was shortlisted for the CLiPPA in 2016 and for adults It Never Rains (both published by Penguin Random House). 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.

Find out more about Roger at http://www.uktouring.org.uk/rogermcgough/   

This booklist, which is a work in progress, linked to the CLPE Power of Poetry course includes a selection of books which feature a range of forms, including concrete poems, riddles, haiku, and different ways of using poems on the page to enhance meaning. The final section of the list shares books and poems across poetry for adults and children referenced on Roger’s day of the Power of Poetry course, focussed on exploring form.