Saturday, March 29, 2014

Saturday Short

Today's short is a brief video of English poet and playwright Roger McGough reading, at the 2012 Bath Autumn Book Festival, from his collection As Far As I Know (Viking, 2012). Notice how he reads that last poem, "To Sentimentality". McGough — dubbed "a trickster you can trust"  — also writes poetry for children. In 1997, McGough was awarded the O.B.E. for "services to poetry". Scottish Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy describes him as "the patron saint of poetry".

Roger McGough Website

Presenter of the program Poetry Please on Radio 4 on BBC, McCough has written an autobiography: Said and Done (Arrow, 2006).

You'll find a video interview with McGough on the page with his BBC biography.

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