As a professional writer and performer for almost fifty years, I've been a visiting writer in thousands of schools throughout Britain & in dozens of countries worldwide. I've published more than forty books, mostly of poetry. As a journalist I'm a columnist, reviewer & features writer with the UK journal R2. have my own weekly show, InTOCZEKated, on BCB Radio, am a magician, lyricist/librettist, stand-up comedian, political researcher & puppeteer. In other words, I do my hobbies for a living.