Yorkshire author, poet, performer, puppeteer & magician!
Nick Toczek is a British writer, poet and performer.
Born in Yorkshire in 1950, he’s been writing since he was a child, began getting his poetry published in his mid-teens, did his first public readings when he was nineteen, and had his first collection of poetry published when he was twenty-one.
Since then, he’s done more than fifty thousand performances and presentations, has worked in more than forty countries, has published more than forty books, and has never had a ‘proper job’.
As you’ll find out if you explore this website, he’s a music journalist, professional magician, political writer and researcher, creative writing tutor – especially in schools, radio DJ with his own weekly show, rock lyricist and vocalist, puppeteer, stand-up comedian, librettist and more. Basically, he does his hobbies for a living. Surely that’s cool.
There are no statues to him, so this website will have to do instead. With luck, you’ll find it interesting.
Photo by John Bolloten
Voices In My Head
The new book of poetry by Nick Toczek, published by Caboodle Books, 2020.
Nick's first collection of poetry for adults in 22 years. With a cover illustrated by Joseph Witchall.
£7.00 including P&P from the shop.
Motormouth / Dealing With The Darkness
Summer 2018 saw the release of two new paired spoken-word CDs written and performed by Nick Toczek:
The first, Motormouth Volumes 1 & 2 (released on the label Not-A-Rioty), was previously available as a very limited edition of three CDs released by Soundshack Records. This fifty-six track collection consists predominantly of performance poems and travel poems and is intended for all ages from teens upwards.
The second is Dealing With The Darkness Volumes 1 & 2 (released on the label Mutiny 2000 Records). This is a forty-nine track collection of poems about tackling fear – be it of death and dying, night and nightmares, faith and guilt. Its target audience is of adults, not children.