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All hail McGonagall, in verse there were few worse
- Biographical article and quotes, from Australian newspaper The Age.
- McGonagall poem praising "as bonnie a place as ye could wish to see, and about eleven or twelve miles from bonnie Dundee"
Glasgow by William McGonagall
- McGonagall's poem about the city, with links to modern photographs of the features he describes.
- Review of McGonagall's life, poetic style and works marred by some minor factual errors.
Grossly Maligned and Misunderstood
- "William McGonagall is one of the 19th century's true life tragic romantic heroes - especially so because he was blissfully unaware of the fact!". Review from ciao.co.uk
- "A celebration of a particular feature of Victorian literature — accidental trash poetry". An article discussing McGonagall, alongside other poets.
John Laurie as The Great McGonagall
- Review of an LP on which Scots actor John Laurie impersonates McGonagall and reads from his poetry. Laurie was partly responsible for bringing McGonagall to a wider audience in the 1960's
- A tribute to the poet and tragedian which includes his autobiography, all his published poems, contemporary press reports and a host of assorted McGonagallia.
McGonagall's Military Verse
- Selection of poems commemorating the military actions of the British Empire - evidently one of McGonagall's favourite subjects.
McGonagall: Gone but Unforgettable
- A plaque is unveiled at McGonagall's burial site. Report and profile from BBC News.
The Poetry of Scotland - William McGonagall
- Short biography plus small selection of poems with brief background information.
Scottish Writers on the Internet: William McGonagall
- Concise biography and list of published works.
Scottish Writers: William McGonagall
- A photograph of the poet, striking a dramatic pose with his hat and walking stick.
Tribute to the Best Bad Bard
- The city of Dundee plans a unique riverside tribute, report from BBC News.
William McGonagall - Poet
- Concise article describing McGonagall's life and work from the h2g2 site.
William McGonagall, a Terrible Poet
- Lengthy essay about the poet, his life and his writings.
William McGonagall: Quixote of the North
- Article and appreciation of the "teetotal twit who thought he was Tennyson", by poet W. N. Herbert.
William McGonagall: Scotland's Other National Bard
- Biographical article from the BBC's local history pages.
William McGonagall: White Elephant
- Lengthy article about the man from Scotland Magazine.
The Worst Poem of All Time: William Topaz McGonagall's The Tay Bridge Disaster
- Text and criticism of the work.
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