Rodger, Alexander (M)

b. 16 July 1784. d. 28 September 1846. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Working-class poet writing in Scots, music teacher, editor, and journalist. Known as “Sandy Rodger” and “The Radical Poet.” Worked as a handloom weaver from 1797. Joined the Glasgow Highland volunteers in 1803. Married Agnes Turner on 18 May 1806. Briefly imprisoned for alleged sedition in 1820. Sub-editor of the Glasgow radical newspaper *Spirit of the Union* from 1819, editor of the *Reformers’ Gazette*, and editor and contributor to the *Whistle-Binkie* series. Poetry volumes include *Scotch Poetry* (1821), *Peter Cornclips*, *Poems and Songs, Humorous and Satirical* (1838), *Stray Leaves* (1842). Biographical information: *ODNB*; Goodrich. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
As Ae Door Steeks, Anither Closes, or The Proverb Reversed 1838-08-25 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3622