Roger McGough

Poet and broadcaster

One of the Mersey Poets included in The Mersey Sound anthology, author of ‘Let Me Die a Young Man’s Death’.


Let me die a youngman’s death
not a free from sin tiptoe in
candle wax and waning death
From ‘Let Me Die a Youngman’s Death’ in Blazing Fruit (London: Penguin, 1990)


Like tiny chauffeurs, the mosquitoes will soon arrive
and drive us home. ...
From ‘Ex Patria’ in Defying Gravity (London: Penguin, 1992)



Roger McGough
by Michael Birt
bromide print on card mount, 1 March 1984
NPG x23473
© Michael Birt