Matt is a former primary school teacher and now full-time poet and has published various poetry collections including Caterpillar Cake, and Chicken on the Roof. He is a National Poetry Day Ambassador. Matt's collection of poems Bright Bursts of Colour was shortlisted for the CLiPPA 2021. His latest collection Caterpillar Cake is shortlisted for the CLiPPA 2022. He is co-author with Liz Brownlee and Laura Mucha of Being Me: Poems About Thoughts, Worries and Feelings, (Otter-Barry Books 2021) an anthology of 45 poems which has also been shortlisted for the CLiPPA 2022. Matt's collection of poems Let's Chase Stars Together was shortlisted for the CLiPPA 2023.
Matt also offers visits and workshops with schools. Find out more on his website.