Age 14+ and adults
Popular Mersey Beat performance poet Roger McGough reads from his latest work As Far As I Know. Hilarious and surreal, McGough is a poet of many voices. Menace and melancholy there may be, but with plenty of McGough’s characteristic wit and wordplay too.
Newly elected President of the Poetry Society, McGough has been honoured with a CBE for services to literature and the Freedom of the City of Liverpool. His work includes hit songs Lily The Pink and the Aintree Iron with comedy poetry and music trio The Scaffold, membership of The Scaffold successor the GRIMMS, The Mersey Sound poetry anthology with Adrian Henri and Brian Patten, and presenting the long-running BBC Radio 4 programme Poetry Please. McGough is also appearing at one of the festival’s children’s events to read from An Imaginary Menagerie.
This event is suitable for adults and those aged 14+.
‘rueful, unpredictable observation to please the sharpest wits’ The Independent
‘a poemy torch in dark corners’ Ian McMillan Poetry Review