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.

 

Resources

Videos

Roger McGough - Alternative Santa

Roger McGough - Alternative Santa

Roger McGough - Clerihews

Roger McGough - Clerihews

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Roger McGough - Mafia Cats

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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

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Roger McGough - The Cat's Protection League

Roger McGough - The Lost Lost-Property Office

Roger McGough - The Lost Lost-Property Office

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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

CLiPPA 2015 Roger McGough the Colour Collector

Roger McGough reads The Colour Collector at the CLiPPA 2015

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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