June 20, 2016
Paul Cookson has spent twenty five years visiting schools, libraries and literature festivals, performing poems, leading workshops, publishing books and making people laugh – and he still isn’t tired. The Works is his best selling anthology (over 200,000 and counting) and his latest collection of his own favourite poems is Paul Cookson’s Joke Shop. He is the Official Poet in Residence for the National Football Museum in Manchester, Poet Laureate for Slade and has travelled the world to share his work. In 2009 he received a National Reading Hero award.
A man of many double acts, he is currently working with ex-popstar and ex-Housemartin Stan Cullimore and they travel round to schools with their ukuleles singing silly songs and poems and generally having fun.
He lives in Retford with his wife, two children, a springer spaniel called Max.
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