Paul Cookson's Joke Shop: Selected Paul Cookson Poems
Paul Cookson's Joke Shop brings together his favourite poems, his funniest poems and his most memorable poems - as well as a selection of brand new unpublished favourites. Twenty five years of laughter can be found within these pages including gems such The Toilet Seat Has Teeth, Superman's Dog, Where Teacher's Keep Their Pets, Let No One Steal Your Dreams and many many more. Paul Cookson's Joke Shop has been open for twenty five years - come back any time!
Paul Cookson has worked as a poet for twenty five years. He has written thousands of poems (not all of them good but most of them funny), visited around 4,000 schools, libraries and festivals, performed to over a million people, lead over 10,000 workshops and performances, written and edited over 50 collections, been anthologized in 200 more and sold a million books. He has drunk two million of cups of tea and stolen four million staffroom cakes and is no good at maths and capable of exaggeration. He has never been nominated for - or won - any awards for his books but has consistently made teachers, children and parents laugh and join in. Audience participation has always been non negotiable. A collector of ukuleles and wearer of superhero underpants, his performances are always memorable and fun. Paul is the Official Poet In Residence for The National Football Museum, Poet Laureate for Slade, recipient of a National Reading Hero medal and has read his poems all over the world but never been to Glastonbury. And he can still come to your event - contact him through www.paulcooksonpoet.co.uk