Thu 01 Jan 1970
Stand-up poet, armchair revolutionary and recumbent rocker, Elvis McGonagall is the sole resident of The Graceland Caravan Park somewhere in the middle of nowhere where he scribbles verse whilst drinking malt whisky and listening to Johnny Cash. Elvis is the 2006 World Slam Champion, the compere of the notorious Blue Suede Sporran Club and a regular guest of BBC Radio 4s Saturday Live.
Glastonbury Festival Poet-in-Residence 2007
World Poetry Slam Champion 2006
UK Slam Champion 2006
UK All-comers Poetry Slam Champion 2004
Funny, angry and tightly written….McGonagall combines anger, polish and carefully crafted verse in a way which recalls John Cooper Clarke ????
Verses shot through with a moral umbrage and rhetorical power… a bracing throwback to the days when comedy made room for militant eccentrics with a knack for scansion and a bolshie hankering to change the world ????
THE READING RANT
Comic poetry with a stand-up charge, coupled with intelligent leaps of the poetic imagination
Flamboyant, razor-sharp text, intense energy
reminds me of Adrian Mitchell, John Cooper Clarke and Linton Kwesi Johnson, all the right people