Roger McGough made his name in the 1960s as one of the Liverpool Poets, alongside fellow Deia visitor Brian Patten. They set-out to make poetry both immediate and accessible for their audience, and their joint anthology, The Mersey Sound (1967), has been credited as the most significant anthology of the twentieth century for its success in bringing poetry to new audiences.
Roger’s poetry is known for its accessibility - his poetry reaches a wide audience and he has always been keen to stay out of the ivory tower of academia and ‘high brow’ poetry that is inaccessible to the general reader; but his poetry is also a form of subversion, and this can be serious or humorous, or both simultaneously. In his poetry for adults, his use of humour has evolved throughout his career, and his deceptively simple, quirky and witty style incorporates all manner of serious issues and perceptive insights.
Each recording is set on a loop to play every 5 minutes. Simply sit back, clear your mind, and wait for the recording to start. You do not need to do anything, it will simply start in a few minutes.