That Awkward Age: Poems

That Awkward Age Poems From laundrettes to contact lenses Paul McCartney s trousers to plane crashes McGough guides us through the pitfalls and idiosyncrasies of our illogical and unexciting lives and finds the humour an

  • Title: That Awkward Age: Poems
  • Author: Roger McGough
  • ISBN: 9780141042022
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Paperback
  • From laundrettes to contact lenses, Paul McCartney s trousers to plane crashes, McGough guides us through the pitfalls and idiosyncrasies of our illogical and unexciting lives, and finds the humour and drama hidden within This new collection has a bonus section in a series of wonderfully funny poems, responding to Carol Ann Duffy s The World s Wife McGough gives voice toFrom laundrettes to contact lenses, Paul McCartney s trousers to plane crashes, McGough guides us through the pitfalls and idiosyncrasies of our illogical and unexciting lives, and finds the humour and drama hidden within This new collection has a bonus section in a series of wonderfully funny poems, responding to Carol Ann Duffy s The World s Wife McGough gives voice to a number of forgotten and longsuffering male figures Lord Godiva, Mr Sappho, Mr Blyton, etcPresenter of Radio 4 s Poetry Please and Britain s foremost popular poet, McGough brings us this happy collision of life, language and imagination with his unique and witty wordplay His recent adaptation of The Hypochondriac playing at the Liverpool Playhouse has had fantastic reviews where, as with all his writing, McGough produces that rare sound, an audience rocking to rhyme Susannah Clapp, Observer

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    1. Through his poetry, Roger McGough has become a British National Treasure. In public performance, he comes across as a thoroughly likeable, and humbly thankful, man; qualities which also shine through his poetry.Unlike too many so-called ‘poets’ these days who confuse poetry with rambling creative writing; McGough sparkles in both great image and word-skill in his verse. Hence his poetry is deeply satisfying to read aloud, especially so to an audience. He is also clever enough to select subje [...]

    2. A delicious slim volume of lovely poetry in classic McGough style.A nugget of Misters, inspired by Carol Ann Duffy's The World's WifeA poem to Radio 4s Poetry Please programme, if you please, a punful piece on department stores which 'wastes the time' of the reader but oh how delightfully, an account of the humiliations of being the visiting poet, a poem "To my Final Poem"Impossible to single out a true single favourite, but "To Bedtime Stories", with his wife threatening the children with their [...]

    3. A lovely collection of poetry. Some of the poems are hilarious and some are touching, there was a great mix. My favourites were To Airplanes, A Fine Romance, The Care Less Cat and One after Another.

    4. Innumerevoli sono le composizioni poetiche e non che si sono ispirate al famoso invito "Carpe Diem" del poeta Orazio. Forse è l'espressione più famosa al mondo perché delinea in maniera impietosa, eppure illuminante, la condizione umana. Due parole-trappola, dense di retorica ma elastiche nel loro significato sui valori della possibilità e della futilità. Caratteristiche dell'uomo, dei suoi sentimenti e delle sue aspirazioni. Di questo noi uomini siamo fatti e se ne fanno continuamente port [...]

    5. A mature Roger McGough but with the same spunk that I saw in The Mersey Sound. Fun, funny, insightful.

    6. Roger McGough is truly a national treasure and this collection of disparate poems is beautifully crafted. Young to old, good to know there is always the capacity for awkwardness.

    7. For me, this is everything poetry should be; razor sharp wit, side-splitting humour and insightful observations, all weaved together into beautiful verses.

    8. Brilliant! A poet with heart, soul and real wit. A poet who actually wants readers to be entertained and who understands that obscure composition acts against comprehension. Poetry is, after all a means of communicating ideas as well as emotions, passions and impressions. Not generally a poetry reader, I came across this as a result of a comment made on my earlier review of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood. And I’m so glad I was introduced to it. It made me laugh, sigh, wonder and think. But, m [...]

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