Joshua Seigal plays with words

Posted on Saturday, September 2, 2023
Category: Author Videos

ReadingZone spoke with award-winning poet Joshua Seigal to find out about his newest poetry collection, Who Let the Words Out, a fun and challenging look at how we use words, and with new words to explore.

In our Q&A with Joshua Seigal, he tells us what inspired his collection Who Let the Words Out (Bloomsbury Education), how his poems develop and about playing with words.  He also shares some of his new poems in this short video.

With its play on idioms and the introduction of words like 'cummerbund', 'doggerel', 'zarf' and 'ruddled', Joshua Seigal's new poetry collection, Who Let the Words Out, entices and challenges children to explore language and think about the words we use.  There are poems that will make children laugh with surprise and others that explore more difficult emotions, like absence and grief, that will resonate with many.