We are thrilled to have an afternoon with this talented performance poet.

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Matt Abbott is a poet, educator and activist from Wakefield. His début solo stage show Two Little Ducks earned a string of 5* reviews at Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and on a UK theatre tour in 2018. The show’s poems were published as his début collection by Verve in 2018.

Matt’s début kids’ poetry collection A Hurricane in my Head was published by Bloomsbury in 2019. It was a National Poetry Day selected title and led to a live appearance on Blue Peter and a cameo in Beano Magazine.

Having delivered workshops in a range of formal and non-formal environments for nearly a decade, Matt is one of the UK’s most popular poetry educators. He was a patron for The Poetry Society’s prestigious Foyle Young Poets award in 2020.

Notable commissions include TV ads for Nationwide Building Society, Leeds United FC’s centenary kit launch, Kellogg’s UK, and Cancer Research UK.

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