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This is a superb anthology of poems selected by the keenly wicked eye of Roger McGough. Poems from Jo Shapcott, Benjamin Zephaniah, Carol Ann Duffy, Shel Silverstein all jostle places with poems from new talent. It is a brilliant collection that takes wicked at all levels, from cheeky to naughty, from wild to exuberant, to dowright, pure, evil ...Wicked! 'An outstanding collection of poems by poets past and present' - "Financial Times". 'The collection is full of jokes and entertaining wordplay, and an overarching sense of cool, while Layton's scribbly illustrations complement the sense of unstuffiness' - "Sunday Times".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747561958
ISBN-10: 0747561958
Format: Paperback
(217mm x 153mm x 15mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Roger McGough

Roger McGough is one of the pre-eminent poets writing today. As one of the Liverpool poets alongside Brian Patten and Adrian Henri, he helped create the art of performance poetry and is now in huge demand for his performances, and his new collections and anthologies are eagerly awaited. He regularly writes and performs on the television and radio, the latest of which is standing in for John Peel on Radio 4's Home Truths. Roger lives with his family in West London.

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