17 Roger McGough
Tuesday, July 16 3:00 pm| £15
Roger McGough is one of Britain’s best-loved poets, host of the long-running Radio 4 series Poetry Please and poet in residence at this year’s Ryedale Festival. For more than fifty years, he has entranced generations of readers with poetry that is at once playful and poignant, intimate and ambitious in its scope. From forgotten friendships and the idiosyncrasies of family life, to the trauma of war right through to contemporary politics, joinedupwriting explores the human experience in all its shades, but always with McGough’s signature wit, irreverence and vivacity. This is the nation’s favourite poet at his very finest.
‘McGough has done for poetry what champagne does for weddings.’ – Time Out
‘The patron saint of poetry.’ – Carol Ann Duffy
Books will be on sale and the event will be followed by a book signing.