Roger McGough

(November 9 - 1937 / Liverpool / England)

Roger McGough
Do you like this poet?
1655 person liked.
2946 person did not like.

McGough was born in Litherland, Lancashire, to the north of Liverpool, the city with which he is firmly associated, and was educated at the University of Hull at a time when Philip Larkin was the librarian there. Returning to Merseyside in the early 1960s, he worked as a teacher and, with John Gorman, organised arts events. After meeting Mike McGear the trio formed The Scaffold, working the Edinburgh Festival until they signed to Parlophone records in 1966. The group scored several hit records, reaching number one in the UK Singles Chart in 1968 with their version of "Lily The Pink". McGough wrote the lyrics for many of the group's songs and also recorded the musical comedy/poetry ... more »

Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.

Comments about Roger McGough

more comments »
  • emily (4/20/2018 4:50:00 AM)

    my bummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • you donut (4/20/2018 4:49:00 AM)

    my bummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • emily (4/20/2018 4:48:00 AM)

    you will all die I will find you and I will kill you

  • emily (4/20/2018 4:46:00 AM)

    m8 you will die I will kill you haa

  • emily (4/20/2018 4:43:00 AM)

    m8 you are a gay prk

  • emilly (4/20/2018 4:30:00 AM)


  • ryan murphy (4/20/2018 4:29:00 AM)

    i dunt understand ths engrish

  • emilly (4/20/2018 4:28:00 AM)

    fornite rules m88888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888

  • ryan murphy (4/20/2018 4:27:00 AM)

    i dunt understant ok

  • james trou (4/20/2018 4:25:00 AM)

    i find this poem misleading

Read all 41 comments »
Best Poem of Roger McGough

First Day At School

A millionbillionwillion miles from home
Waiting for the bell to go. (To go where?)
Why are they all so big, other children?
So noisy? So much at home they
Must have been born in uniform
Lived all their lives in playgrounds
Spent the years inventing games
That don't let me in. Games
That are rough, that swallow you up.

And the railings.
All around, the railings.
Are they to keep out wolves and monsters?
Things that carry off and eat children?
Things you don't take sweets from?
Perhaps they're to stop us getting out
Running away from the lessins. ...

Read the full of First Day At School
[Report Error]