If you would like to book me for a schools workshop or inset then please do so through either Apples and Snakes or the Poetry Society who can provide talk to about the needs for your session(s) and discuss fees.


Apples and Snakes

See my profile on the Apples and Snakes website here…


To book…


Tel: 0845 521 3460


The Poetry Society

To find out more about the poets in school Programme…



Tel: 0207 420 9897

I’m represented by Felicity Trew at The Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency

Praise for Joseph Coelho

“I’m writing for two reasons in particular. The first is that on the last day of term, our year 8s chose redrafting and writing up in neat their peoms, rather than watch a DVD. Once the poetry wall had been arranged, they all had their phones out and were taking photos of their display. Never before have I seen kids willing to break the rules so flagrantly due to pride in their work- it was such a warming thing to see kids so excited, and for them to ask me whether we can study poetry after we have finished Romeo and Juliet.”


Wall of Inspiration Project – Park House School

“We had a fantastic celeberation for ‘World Book Day.’ Joseph was able to work with a whole year group, varying activities as the day went on. Students were encouraged  to use their creative energy and take risks with their ideas without worrying about the end product.”


Newlands Girls’ School

“Thanks for everything it bin “wkd” make sure u do it gen”


Participant on Belgrade youth theatre project Coventry.

“Thank you so much for all your hard work in preparing and facilitating the workshops. you have given the students and us some fantastic ideas, an appreciation for theatre production an knowledge that will be utilised in the future”


Rooks Heath College

“As a class teacher, I have learnt a lot and I am able to take some of the strategies which Joseph used with the children to teach them spelling and definitions of various words linked to the environment.”


Montem Primary School – Slough

“Thanks for all your help, 5P enjoyed it a lot!”


Mount Stewart Primary School

“Just wanted to say how pleased we were with Joe. He went down a storm and some of the school staff have asked for details.”


Enfield Libraries


“Joe’s work was incredibly inspiring. He was a fantastic role model for having fun and affirming students’ lives and experiences. His approaches modelled what teachers need to do.”


“Fantastic poetry produced in groups and individually. We plan a ‘poetry slam’ event for parents next year.”


“Joe worked with students not only in the development of English skills but also skills related to drama, music and dance.”


“Many of us have adopted techniques use by Joe, particularly the ‘poetry slam’ and embracing performance poetry in class.”


“A number of us feel much more confident and relaxed about taking risks and getting students more involved.”


“Joe really connected with the children in the way he spoke to them and his energy. He also got on extremely well with the teachers. He is considered to be an honorary member of the dept.”