Simon Mole writes poems and raps about ninja skeletons, pug dogs playing football, boys who meet Pacman, and girls who can’t stop drumming. He was the first Poet Laureate for the London Borough of Brent, and is a member of the acclaimed poetry collective Chill Pill. Recent projects have seen him work with English Pen, Arsenal Football Club, The Poetry Society, and Apples & Snakes.
Simon’s debut picture book, Kites (illustrated by Oamul Lu), is published by Frances Lincoln and his second title I Love My Bike (Frances Lincoln), illustrated by Sam Usher, is out in June 2021.
Since becoming a father Simon has written increasingly for young people. His first play for children was commissioned by the V&A and toured the UK extensively. His second play is an interactive rap musical created in collaboration with singer-songwriter Gecko, touring throughout 2019.