Roger McGough

newly elected President of the Poetry Society, has been honoured with a CBE for services to literature and the Freedom of the City of Liverpool ‘for good behavior.’ His autobiography Said And Done (2005) explores his overnight fame with Lily The Pink, The Scaffold, and Yellow Submarine which he helped write for the Beatles. He was part of The Mersey Sound with Adrian Henri & Brian Patten and is presenter of the long-running BBC Radio 4 Poetry Please. Author of many books of poetry including As Far as I Know (2012)’rueful, unpredictable observation to please the sharpest wits’ The Independent ‘He is a true original and more than one generation would be much the poorer without him’ The Times.