Performance Poet Josh Seigal Inspires Young Writers

Children’s Performance Poet Josh Seigal told young writers at the King’s School “We are all poets.” The top selling author and educator has published seven anthologies of his popular verse with Bloomsbury, each taking a humorous yet revealing look at the life of a child. He not only examines the growing pains of adolescence but also the joy of discovery and the hope for what is to come.

Josh said: “My aim is to inspire the next generation, get them thinking about their own identity and get them writing their own poetry about their own lives. It can be funny, serious, rhyming, non-rhyming. but it should be deeply felt and true to themselves.”

Josh, who studied Philosophy at University College London before taking an MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, added: “I want to show young people that poetry isn’t just about the stuff they read for exams, but can be immediately relevant to their own lives today.”

Sarah Wilcock, Librarian at the King’s School, said: “Josh offered an exciting, dynamic performance, which fully engaged our young writers, enthusing them with a passion for both the written and spoken word.”

Josh is pictured with Tayia and Charlotte.