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Matt was supposed to be a rock star and from the age of 13 was playing in bands and writing songs. When the music career failed to take off, Matt became a primary school teacher and the songs became poems.


Matt’s writes poems about three things: his life, lives that he’s seen and stuff he makes up. Many of Matt’s poems focus on navigating the peaks and troughs of life often touching on his own troubled upbringing.


Matt spent most of his 10 years in education working as a Y6 teacher.


Matt has performed his work at venues all over the UK and beyond including Shakespeare’s Globe, The National Theatre, Hay Festival, Cheltenham Festival and many more.


He has worked extensively with the National Literacy Trust, CLPE, the Premier League and is proud to be a National Poetry Day Ambassador.

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