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2 hours including interval
Plus book signing
What will we have learned from stillness and silence?
From sharing, not taking? Waiting not pushing?
Whispering not shouting? Dawdling not rushing?
Safety in Numbers is a new collection from the nation’s favourite poet. Traversing rocky terrain with the assurance of a poetry Rover on Mars, McGough brings down to earth the strangeness of a time on hold. Staycations, adultery in lockdown, ghosts and gamblers, as well as playful advice to up and coming poets. (Don't do it!) With the gift of many tongues, playful, surreal and tender, McGough ‘a trickster you can trust’ reveals the telling moments of our lives.
President of the Poetry Society, he has been honoured with a CBE for services to literature and the Freedom of the City of Liverpool. After Lily The Pink, the Aintree Iron, Scaffold, GRIMMS, The Mersey Sound with Adrian Henri & Brian Patten and his Molière adaptations with English Touring Theatre, Roger presents the long-running Poetry Please. The beat goes on.
Roger is supported by UNESCO City of Literature SlamOVision Champion Cara Thompson.
A rueful, unpredictable observation to please the sharpest wits" The Independent
A witty and ingenious chronicler of British life, who manages a range of perennial themes with a deftness and agility that is hard to beat." The Poetry Society
Watch Roger McGough perform Tomorrow Has Your Name on It from his CLiPPA 2016 shortlisted book Poetry Pie:
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