Beatles poet visits Berko

Roger McGough
Roger McGough

Poet Roger McGough will appear at Berkhamsted’s The Rex cinema on Sunday, September 14, at 6.30pm.

He is the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s long-running Poetry Please, and penned much of the dialogue for The Beatles’ film Yellow Submarine in the 1960s.

In his biography Said and Done, the Liverpudlian poet describes his encounters Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Marlon Brando, Allen Ginsberg, Pete McCarthy and Salman Rushdie amongst others.

He has been described as ‘the patron saint of poetry’ by former poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy and his work is collected in the new anthology As Far As I Know.

He is the president of the Poetry Society and has been honoured with a CBE for services to literature and the Freedom of the City of Liverpool.