Joel Stickley is the Poet Laureate for Lincolnshire and author of the book 100 Ways To Write Badly Well. His work has been published by Penguin, Hamish Hamilton and Pan Macmillan, as well as appearing on BBC One, BBC Radio 4 and Channel 4. With Luke Wright, he co-wrote the film Crash! Bang! Wallow! which won the NFBC Short Film Award at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. The pair also teamed up to produce the comedy book Who Writes This Crap? which the Guardian called “an inspired piece of parody.”

Since 2002, he has performed at Glastonbury, Latitude, the Edinburgh Fringe and theatres across the country, offering audiences a unique blend of poetry, comedy and live literature. His 2005 show with poetry collective Aisle16 was named by Time Out magazine as their Critics' Choice of the Year. He is a regular guest on Radio 3's The Verb and has collaborated on projects with Ian McMillan, Liz Lochhead, Gillian Clarke and Gabriel Prokofiev.

"A must read" Metro

"Devastatingly funny" ThreeWeeks

"His use of language, his ability to twist the narrative and turn the obscure into the profound is outstanding" The Stage

"Finds profound beauty in an age of spin and emoticons" The List