Poetry Pie

Longlisted for the North Somerset Teachers' Book Award Poetry Category

Book Title: Poetry Pie

Author: Roger McGough

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 978-0141356860

This poetry book is dedicated with complete wholehearted devotion to the readers, writers and the spreaders of the written word. I guess that includes you and me!

Written in the contemporary and enigmatic voice of Roger McGough, this is a new collection of poems that play with words and word meanings, poems to perform, engage with and really enjoy.

Take a look at similes in the poem ‘You Are Useless’ on page 79 and homophones in the poem ‘The Juggler’ on page 74. The poem ‘My First is in Apple’ on page 34 is a brilliant way to explore the manipulation of letters and the poems on page 56 ‘Poetry Pie’ and page 94 ‘Don’t Go Where the Scarecrows Are’ are perfect for investigating rhythm.

For poems that are great fun, look at ‘The Giant Finger’ on page 73 and ‘The Game of Rhymes’ on page 12. And if you want to read something really silly, look at ‘Rhyming Sausages’ on page 11 - have you ever tried to rhyme the word sausages?

So ‘let your imagination feed on the fantastic, let it move like quicksilver, stretch like elastic’…