Photo: Brian Moses, NPD children's ambassador
Brian Moses lives in the small Sussex village of Burwash with his wife Anne, and a loopy labrador called Honey.
He first worked as a teacher but has now been a professional children’s poet for 26 years. To date he has over 200 books published including volumes of his own poetry such as A Cat Called Elvis and Behind the Staffroom Door (both Macmillan), anthologies such as The Secret Lives of Teachers and Aliens Stole My Underpants (both Macmillan) and picture books such as Beetle in the Bathroom and Trouble at the Dinosaur Cafe (both Puffin). Over 1 million copies of Brian’s poetry books have now been sold by Macmillan.
Brian also visits schools to run writing workshops and perform his own poetry and percussion shows. To date he has visited well over 2500 schools and libraries throughout the UK. He has made several appearances at the Edinburgh Festival, been writer in residence at Castle Cornet on Guernsey, and at RAF schools in Cyprus. In September 2006 he was invited to Iceland to take part in ‘Kids in the Marsh’ – a festival of children’s poetry and song. At the request of Prince Charles he spoke at the Prince’s Summer School for Teachers in 2007 at Cambridge University and CBBC commissioned him to write a poem for the Queen’s 80th birthday. He was one of ten children’s poets invited by then Poet Laureate Andrew Motion to feature on the National Poetry Archive when it began in 2005.
He can be booked here to run workshops and perform his poetry.