Brian Moses lives in the village of Burwash with his wife Anne and a loopy labrador called Honey. He first worked as a teacher but has been a professional children’s poet since 1988. He has had over 200 books published including volumes of his own poetry, anthologies, picture books and non-fiction titles. Over 1 million copies of Brian’s poetry books have now been sold by Macmillan and he has been nominated twice for the CLPE Award and also the Spoken Word Award.
Brian visits schools to run writing workshops and perform his own poetry and percussion shows. To date he has visited well over 3000 schools and libraries throughout the UK. He has made several appearances at the Edinburgh Festival, been writer in residence at Castle Cornet on Guernsey, on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway and at RAF schools in Cyprus. He has performed his poetry at Borders on Second Avenue, New York and in September 2006 he was invited to Iceland to take part in ‘Kids in the Marsh’ – a festival of children’s poetry and song.
At the request of Prince Charles he spoke at the Prince’s Summer School for Teachers in 2007 at Cambridge University. He was one of the first children’s poets invited by then Poet Laureate Andrew Motion to feature on the National Poetry Archive in 2005.