Introducing you to Tim Clare is a bit like the credits for Ocean’s Eleven, which read …and introducing Julia Roberts as Tess.
Now look, I realise this is a slightly odd thing to say. As far as I know, Tim doesn’t aspire to be America’s next sweetheart, and Julia doesn’t have a penchant for rhyming and the ukulele. What I really mean is that if you are a fan of the UK poetry scene, you will probably not need me to introduce you to Tim, whose debut collection Pub Stuntman is now available for pre-order here on the NLP website.
As his profile page and website will tell you, Tim is something of a one man variety show. His live shows are a heady mix of poetry, comedy and musical stylings on the ukulele, and Pub Stuntman brings all that variety to the page, along with a heaping dose of satire and the surreal. He is the author of the prize-winning memoir We Can’t All Be Astronauts and two highly acclaimed solo stage shows, which he has toured worldwide. He is one of the UK’s most popular stand-up poets and a familiar face at both literary and music festivals.
Mr Clare, we are sincerely jazzed to welcome you to the NLP family!