Roger McGough

Roger Joseph McGough CBE FRSL (/məˈɡɒf/; born 9 November 1937) is an English poet, performance poet, broadcaster, children's author and playwright. He presents the BBC Radio 4 programme Poetry Please, as well as performing his own poetry. McGough was one of the leading members of the Liverpool poets, a group of young poets influenced by Beat poetry and the popular music and culture of 1960s Liverpool. He is an honorary fellow of Liverpool John Moores University, fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and President of the Poetry Society.[1]

Roger McGough

BornRoger Joseph McGough
(1937-11-09) 9 November 1937 (age 83)
Litherland, Lancashire, England
Occupation
  • Poet
  • broadcaster
  • writer
  • children's author
  • playwright
LanguageEnglish
EducationB.A. French and Geography
Alma materUniversity of Hull
Literary movementLiverpool poets
Notable worksThe Mersey Sound 1967
Notable awardsOBE 1997; CBE 2004; Cholmondeley Award 1998