The State of Poetry (Pocket Penguins)

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In May 2005 Penguin will publish 70 unique titles to celebrate the company's 70th birthday. The titles in the Pocket Penguins series are emblematic of the renowned breadth of quality of the Penguin list and will hark back to Penguin founder Allen Lane's vision of good books for all'. Roger McGough made his name in The Mersey Sound: Penguin Modern Poets 10, published in 1967 and a bestseller ever since. Over the years, McGough has continued to delight readers with his short, playful and comic verses, and in The State of Poetry he displays the range and the wit that continues to make him one of the leading lights of British poetry.

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Selected Poems consists of work chosen by the poet himself from the Collected Poems, published by Penguin in 2004, together with a few new, previously unpublished poems. The complete span of McGough's writing, from the 1960s to the new millennium, is represented.

'Mcgough's trademarks: the craft worn as lightly as the crown, the jokes that are something more, the underlying heartache, the acute sense of the way time slips away' Ian McMillan Poetry Review

'McGough has done for poetry what champagne does for weddings' Time Out

'He is a true original' The Times

'Memorable, fresh and enduring' Sunday Herald

'No detail of daily life, trivial, ridiculous or touching, is unworthy of a sympathetic attention ... honest, enlivening' Alan Brownjohn, Sunday Times

'The patron saint of poetry ... we are lucky indeed to have him' Carol Ann Duffy

About the Author:

'The patron saint of poetry' (according to Carol Ann Duffy), Roger McGough was born in Liverpool, the son of a docker, and attended Hull University. In the '60s he had a brief flirtation with the pop world as a member of the Scaffold. He has been one of Britain's most popular poets for over 40 years, and has written many books for children and adults. His Selected Poems, entitled Blazing Fruit, is a bestselling poetry title on the Penguin backlist. He lives in Barnes, south-west London, with his wife and two youngest children.

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