Joshua Seigal is an internationally renowned poet, performer and educator.

His first book with Bloomsbury, I Don’t Like Poetry, was nominated for the Laugh Out Loud Book Award in 2017, an award Joshua subsequently won in 2020 with his collection I Bet I Can Make You Laugh

Joshua has performed at festivals around the world, including the Edinburgh Book Festival, the Cheltenham Literature Festival, and the Dubai Literature Festival. He is an Official Ambassador for National Poetry Day, and has written and performed for the BBC.

Joshua has entertained our reading helpers on a number and issued our 'Can you find out how to make someone laugh?' summer reading challenge!

He can normally be found doing poetry workshops and performances in schools, either online or in real life. Please feel free to visit his lovingly handmade website at