He was revered as "The World's Worst Poet" composing such rhymes as "The Tay Bridge Disaster". This is a list of poems by William McGonagall that have been published in book form, either … https://www.pinterest.co.uk/poetmcgonagall/remembering-mcgonagall 204 poems of William Topaz McGonagall. Poet McGonagall’s Masterpieces (After 1894), The Railway Bridge of the Silvery Tay and other Disasters (null 1972), Poetic Gems [Duckworth 1980 Version] (null 1980), More Poetic Gems [Duckworth Version] (null 1980), Last Poetic Gems [Duckworth Version] (null 1980), Poetic Gems [Duckworth 1989 Version] (null 1989), The Tay Bridge Disaster and Other Poetic Gems (null 2000), William McGonagall: A Selection (null 2003), unpublished in any printed poetry collection. Poetry Search Poetry News Poetry Books Biographies Today in History Best Poems Love Poems Beautiful Poems Happy Poems Sad Poems Christmas Poems Family Poems Birthday Poems Wedding Poems Submit a Poem Edgar Allan Poe Robert Frost Maya Angelou Langston Hughes Walt Whitman List of Poets Site by Extra Connections Ltd. © Chris Hunt 2021. why should the lords try to despise, A New Temperance Poem, In Memory Of My Departed Parents, Who Were Sober Living & God Fearing People. William Topaz McGonagall (March 1825 – 29 September 1902) was a Scottish poet of Irish descent. McGonagall was born in In his nearly unreadable, rambling biographical notes1, one eventually learns that he sprang from a family of five children and that he worked with his father as a handloom weaver. Collected Poems of William McGonagall is a special edition book of the works of the notorious Scottish poet, William McGonagall, with 257 poems. https://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poet/william-mcgonagall He won notoriety as an extremely bad poet who exhibited no recognition of, or concern for, his peers' opinions of his work. He wrote about 200 poems, including "The Tay Bridge Disaster" and "The Famous Tay Whale", which are widely regarded as some of the worst in English literature. Poetic Gems [First Series] (1890) 3. He won notoriety as an extremely bad poet who exhibited no recognition of, or concern for, his peers' opinions of his work.. William McGonagall of Dundee was often cited as the worst poet ever to make his living in the trade. Poet McGonagall’s Masterpieces (After 1894) 5. William McGonagall was largely self-taught, appeared in minor parts on stage and gave public recitations. You should visit the pages below. Dundee Central Library holds a William McGonagall collection in its local history section. More Poetic Gems (1962) 9. Though he’s best known today for The Tay Bridge Disaster, McGonagall actually published well over 200 poems in his lifetime. He only published one collection of poems in his lifetime, Poetic Gems (Winter, Duncan & Co., 1890), which he often performed publicly. Though he was yet to show an ambition for poetry, he did show a keenness for acting although the theatre where he performed, Mr Giles' Theatre, would let him perform the title role in Macbethonly if he paid for the privilege in advance. Poetic Gems [Second Series] (1891) 4. Though most famous for his disaster poems, McGonagall’s range of subjects was actually far wider: The name “Poetic Gems” chosen by McGonagall for his first (and only) book of poems has been adopted and adapted for later collections of his work. Immortal! A pathetic tale of the sea I will unfold. Poetic Gems (1934) 7. Choose from one of the titles below: 1. POETIC GEMS - SELECTED FROM THE WORKS OF WILLIAM MCGONAGALL - Poet and Tragedian, Died in Edinburgh 29th September, 1902 - with Biographical Sketch and Reminiscences by the Author by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL| 1 Jan 1975 Select Poems of McGonagall (1910) 6. All of William Topaz McGonagall Poems. By … William Topaz McGonagall (1825 – September 29, 1902) was a Scottish weaver, actor, and poet.Born in Edinburgh of Irish parents, he settled in Dundee. Famous poet / William Topaz McGonagall. He started to write poetry in 1877. Their caution proved ill-founded, as the theatre was filled with friends a… A list of poems by William McGonagall Born in Ireland in March, 1825, William McGonagall was a poet, actor, and weaver. It was the day the world’s worst poet turned his back on Dundee to seek fame and fortune in London. In his nearly unreadable, rambling biographical notes1, one eventually learns that he sprang from a family of five children and that he worked with his father as a handloom weaver.