Selected Poems consists of work chosen by the poet himself from the Collected Poems, published by Penguin in 2004, together with a few new, previously unpublished poems. An updated selection of Roger McGough's finest, best-loved verse. The complete span of McGough's writing, from the 1960s to the new millennium, is represented.
'McGough's trademarks- the craft worn as lightly as the crown, the jokes that are something more, the underlying heartache, the acute sense of the way time slips away' -Ian McMillan, Poetry Review
'McGough has done for poetry what champagne does for weddings' -Time Out
Date- 2004-03-15 Roger McGough was born in Liverpool in 1937. He has written over 50 books for both. He has won the Signal Award for Poetry twice, and the Cholmondeley Award. He has also won a BAFTA for his film work and a Royal Television Society Award for his TV series. He was awarded the freedom of the City of Liverpool in 2001 and his OBE in 1997. He presents Poetry Please and guest hosts Home Truths on Radio 4.
Roger McGough was born in Liverpool and educated at St Mary's College and the University of Hull. He has been a writer for many years, and his numerous collections have established him as one of the most distinctive and powerful voices in contemporary poetry. Among his most popular titles are Summer with Monika, Blazing Fruit and Defying Gravity, all published by Penguin, and for children An Imaginary Menagerie, Pillow Talk and Bad, Bad Cats. He is an international ambassador for poetry and in 1997 was awarded an OBE, and in 2004 he was awarded a CBE. His most recent books include All the Best and Slapstick and for adults, Collected Poems and Selected Poems.