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Paul Lyalls


About Paul Lyalls

Star of BBC2's/CBBC's Big Slam Poetry House, Paul Lyalls has also written and starred in the sell-out Edinburgh Festival family show Are We Nearly There Yet? His poetry is funny and moving and his workshops produce extraordinary poems from children of all ages.

Paul’s new full collection Catching the Cascade has been shortlisted for the 2012 People's Book Prize. Are We Nearly There Yet? his collection of poetry for children, is on its 3rd reprint. And he has 2 poems in Penguin's 2009 A-Z of Children’s Poetry.

Paul has worked & performed with Michael Rosen, George Best, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze, and Will Self to name a few. In 2008, he was poet for the London Borough of Brent (London's 5th coolest borough) and he has performed at the new Wembley stadium, five Glastonburys, and on a 73 Bus, which made the ‘and finally...’ bit of the 6pm national news..

Creative learning experience

Paul has been poet in residence at seven secondary schools and eleven primary schools. He has also been selected as one of the London 2012 Olympics Shake the Dust poets.

How Paul can work with you

Paul offers poetry performances for all ages, from primary to adults; he runs poetry, and creative writing workshops; and INSET courses for teachers.

Get in touch

Paul Lyalls is based in london