Simon Mole writes poems about ninja skeletons, raps about pug dogs playing football, stories about boys who meet Pacman, and girls who can’t stop drumming. He was the first Poet Laureate for the London borough of Brent, and is a member of the acclaimed poetry collective Chill Pill.
Since becoming a father Simon has written increasingly for young people; his first play for children and families was commissioned by the V&A and toured the UK extensively. His second is an interactive rap musical created in collaboration with singer songwriter Gecko, it is touring throughout 2019.
Simon has over ten years’ experience using rap and poetry in community and education settings. Recent projects have seen him work with newly arrived migrants and refugees for English Pen, with vulnerable elders in care homes for Arsenal Football Club, and lots and lots of primary school children for The Poetry Society, and Apples and Snakes.
Simon’s YouTube channel is home to lots of poems, raps and stories for children and families, as well as his hugely popular interactive poetry activity videos.