McGonagall Online

Posted on January 7, 2006 

McGonagall Online

William Topaz McGonagall

William Topaz McGonagall, poet and tragedian of Dundee, has been widely hailed as the writer of the worst poetry in the English language.

A self-educated hand loom weaver from Dundee, he discovered his discordant muse in 1877 and embarked upon a 25 year career as a working poet, delighting and appalling audiences across Scotland and beyond.

This site provides a comprehensive guide to the life and works of William McGonagall, including all his published poems and his remarkable (and unintentionally hilarious) autobiography. Please click on one of the headings below to begin your visit.


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