Born on 7th of February 1946
Born 1946 - English poet and playwright.
Made his name in the 1960s as one of the Liverpool Poets, alongside Adrian Henri and Roger McGough. His own work came to public attention with Little Johnny's Confession (1967). Later adult poetry collections include Vanishing Trick (1976) Armada (1996). Well-known for his best-selling poetry collections for children, most famously Gargling with Jelly: A Collection of Poems (1985) and Juggling with Gerbils (2000). Granted freedom of the City of Liverpool. Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
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