This Is Me
Welcome to my website of poems, lyrics and performances. There should be something for everyone here, including children's poems, satirical poems, love poems, lyrics, and videos of some of my live performances.
I have been writing poetry on a regular basis since secondary school. I have run poetry sessions in primary and secondary schools, featured on local radio and been a finalist in the 'Lyrics Only' section of the UK Songwriting competition.
I have also had one of my poems read out to the snooker player Mark Williams on BBC TV, and also had celebrity approvals from the likes of Ben Shephard, Colin Murray, Stephen Hendry and Matthew Le Tissier.
Below are some of my book titles, and below that some of my press clippings, photos and past achievements. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for school bookings, queries about bespoke poems or any other information.
George spent a joyful day with us a Pontesbury CE Primary school. After a whole school assembly - filled with poetry, humour and inspiration - our children participated in poetry workshops. It was such a great experience for them to work alongside a 'real life' writer and to share in the creative process of writing with him. George imparted his love of word play and left the children eager to read more poetry and to continue writing their own - what more could we ask for?
Beth Rowe, Deputy Head at Pontesbury CE Primary School
Hemel Gazette - Sept 20th 2017
Reading out Children's Poems at Little Rascals, Hemel Hempstead- Sept 28th 2017
Below is the recording of a local radio show I was on during Aug 2018
Below is the recording of a local radio show I was invited on in November 2016. I am introduced around the 10 minute 30 second mark.
2018 - I led an hour's evening of satirical poetry and song at Pontesbury Primary school
2018 - I ran poetry workshops at Pontesbury Primary School
2017 - In December I had a poem published in 'LightenUp Online'
2017 - Read poems at the Little Rascals children's nursery in Hemel Hempstead
2017 - Self published 'Snooker Poems'
2017 - Self published 'Don't Trick Or Treat A Lion'
(Halloween poems for children.)
2017 - Ran a poetry evening at a local WI group.
2016 - Self published 'Beautiful Love Poems
2016 - Self published 'Christmas Poems For Children
2016 - Invited on to Radio Dacorum to talk about my 'Christmas Poems For Children' book
2016 - Self published 'Short Funny Love Poems'
2016 - Assisted in the judging of a children's poetry competition for BBC Hereford and Worcester
2015 - Wrote a bespoke poem for a friend's christening.
2015 - Wrote bespoke 'Mother's Day' poems for friends.
2015 - Started devising my other website called 'Short Funny Poems'
2014 - Finalist in the 'Lyrics Only' Section of the UK Songwriting competition with my lyric 'The
Wonder Of My Life'
2014 - Hosted a poetry event at a café in Hemel Hemsptead
2013 - Desert Hearts published my satirical poetry book called 'A Floristry of Palpitations'
2013 - Two semi-final positions in the 'Lyrics Only' Section of the UK Songwriting competition.
2012 - Self published my satirical poetry book called 'Your Sax Is On Fire'