Paul Cookson was born in 1961, brought up near Preston, and now lives in Retford, Notts. He has worked as a poet since 1989, performing in schools and libraries, and at literature festivals and events across the world. Paul is a National Reading Hero award-winner, Poet in Residence for The National Football Museum and Everton in the Community, Writer in Residence for Sing Together, and a frequent guest on BBC and Talk Radio. Rock legends Slade have proclaimed him their very own Poet Laureate, and with the band’s Don Powell and Les Glover he is now a songwriter and performer with the Occasional Flames. Paul has more than sixty titles to his name and over a million book sales, and with a quarter of a million copies sold, the anthology The Works has become a teacher’s ‘poetry Bible’.
The Man Who Launched a Thousand Poems, Vols 1 & 2 are both available at now.