‘Deftly witty wordplay with a side order of self-deprecation. I’d much rather read Joshua Seigal’s comic verse than have a massage from Tony Blair.’ – Elvis McGonagall
Joshua Seigal is renowned as a children’s poet and performer. In this, his first collection for adults, he tackles growing up and dumbing down. Tender poems about childhood and family mingle with highly irreverent performance pieces honed on the spoken word and stand up comedy circuits. Seigal’s poetry conveys an infatuation with the intricacy and possibility of words, and issues of Love and Loathing are dealt with in equal measure.
Joshua Seigal is a London-based poet, performer and workshop leader. His children’s books are published by Bloomsbury and Flying Eye, and he has performed all over the world. He has taken his poetry to the Edinburgh Fringe, the Edinburgh Book Festival, the Cheltenham Literature Festival and the Bath Children’s Literature Festival. Joshua is an official National Poetry Day Ambassador, and has held residencies at numerous schools. He is also highly active on the grown-up spoken word and comedy circuits, and has been described as “very imaginative and wonderful” by the Sunday Times. **** (Broadway Baby), **** (Three Weeks).