I booked Matt for 6 sessions to work with 22 under achieving boys to engage and inspire them to write. After the 6 week programme, 17 of the 22 boys were either hitting or surpassing their literacy targets. After working with Matt, my colleagues and I also noticed an improvement in their behaviour during and in between lessons.

Mr Stanier, High Arcal School

Poetry with Punch is accessible to people of all backgrounds, and is a pastime of which the groundwork is often carried out in private to prepare for a public performance whereby a person can allow their true character to bloom under the spotlight. It provides a fantastic opportunity for individuals of all ages to release suppressed emotions.

Stephen Morrison-Burke Birmingham – Poet Laureate 2012/13