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- DescriptionAs Far as I Kw is a wonderful new book of poems by Roger McGough, the nation's favourite poet Take comfort from this You have a book in your hand t a loaded gun or a parking fine or an invitation card to the wedding of the one you should have married Roger McGough's new book of poems shows him writing as fluently and inventively as ever. There may be a stronger strain of melancholy than before (the death of a regular in the local pub; the news that a daughter might be moving abroad), as well as a distinct sense of menace, small but insistent, which inhabits many of the poems. But there is plenty of McGough's characteristic wit and wordplay too, including a scintillating series of haiku inspired by a London tube strike and a striking reworking of his famous 1960s poem 'Let Me Die a Youngman's Death', this time entitled 'Not For Me a Youngman's Death'. Who but McGough would characterize the butcher's window as 'the friendly face of the abattoir', or imagine the almost limitless ways in which we might go to bed? A new book of poems by Roger McGough is always an event. Published just ahead of his 75th birthday, As Far As I Kw is truly cause for celebration. 'The patron saint of poetry' Carol Ann Duffy Roger McGough was born in Liverpool. During the 1960s he was a member of the group Scaffold which had an international hit with 'Lily the Pink'. He has won two BAFTAs and a Royal Television Award for his broadcasting work, and presents the popular Radio 4 programme Poetry Please. He has published many books of poems for adults and children, and both his Collected Poems (2003) and Selected Poems (2006) are bestselling poetry titles on the Penguin list. He was made a Freeman of the City of Liverpool in 2001, and received a CBE in 2004 for his services to literature.
- Author BiographyRoger McGough was born in Liverpool. He presents the popular BBC Radio 4 programme Poetry Please, and is President of the Poetry Society. He has published many books of poems for adults and children, and following the success of two previous Moliere translations his new version of The Misanthrope debuts at the Liverpool Everyman in spring 2013 before a nationwide tour. He was awarded a CBE in 2005 for his services to literature.
- Author(s)Roger McGough
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication25/07/2013
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPenguin Books Ltd
- Weight110 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine7 mm
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