I am a London-based comedy performance poet, author and entertainer with a 25-year background in communication management and mentoring. I use my poetry to develop literacy, confidence, self-expression, creativity, performance and presentation skills in 3-103 year olds.
I make language fun and accessible for the least engaged but stretch and challenge the most able. I have appeared in West End comedy and poetry clubs, theatres etc since 1989, so perform my interactive, rhythmic, rhyming comedy poems in all workshops - so eveyone can join in!
My company of one is aptly called Confidence in Communication through Comedy Poetry Ltd, or CCCP Workshops for short. All workshops are run by me, Neal Zetter
Who will Benefit?
My poetry workshops can be tailored to suit:
- primary, secondary, special schools and colleges (inc EAL, G&T, SEN, reluctant readers/writers, low confidence students, those 'in transition', family learners, Travellers etc)
- teachers (Insets)
- libraries, archive services, museums
- pupil referral/behavioural units, offenders
- arts organisations
- those in need e.g. drug, alcohol, mental health, brain injured patients, people with learning difficulties, elderly etc)
- other public, charity, voluntary sector, private companies.
In fact any educational establishment or organisation committed to developing its students or staff and the way they communicate through the written or spoken word. Please view this site for more details and how to book.
Next Book: Invasion of the Supervillains (Raps and Rhymes to Worry the Galaxy)
This companion book to 'Here Come the Superheroes (Raps and Rhymes to Save the Galaxy)' is out this Sept/Oct and will also be illustrated by the incredible Chris White. Crossing over from its 'sister book' you'll find poems about many frequently nasty but equally hilarious characters such as Pasta Man, Ms Psychobabble, Turbonaut, The Chewing Gum Kid and Stink Bomb, all hell-bent on conquering our entire galaxy. Other poems cover wider aspects of the supervillain genre including It's Good to Be Bad, Welcome to Supervillain School and I Hate the Sight of Blood. Watch this space for more info!
New: Yuck and Yum (A Feast of Funny Food Poems)
Yuck and Yum (A Feast of Funny Food Poems) is out now from Troika Books. It features 50 side-splitting food poems from me and my poetry pal Joshua Seigal (25 each), served up with some tasty illustrations from the amazing Scoular Anderson. See My Books for more info and check this super review.
Here Come the Superheroes (Raps & Rhymes to Save the Galaxy) is HOT!
Now on its third print since last July, there never has been a poetry book quite like this. Listed in the Reading Agency's top 20 UK children's poetry books in 2017, it's truly unique. See this fab review here and My Books for more info.
Porcupine and Bees Reviews
My It's Not Fine to Sit on a Porcupine was named a Book Trust's children's poetry favourite and here's the excellent review. And here's another! My award-winning Bees in My Bananas has some great reviews by children here. See My Books for more
Animal Collection Due 2019
Tentatively titled Gorilla Ballerina, my bonkers animal poetry collection will be issued spring 2019. Here's the title poem for you as a taster: Gorilla Ballerina
Children: Haunted House, Bookworm, Bookworm, Just SSSSSSNIFF! My Friend Tummy Ache, Liger, Terrorise My Babysitter, W.A.S.P., Dad's Chair, Delaying Tactics, Circle, Woolly Hat, Skeleton in the Cupboard, TV Cop, Just Walk