I think being tall is an integral part of my work as a poet. I am the tallest poet in the United Kingdom, six foot eight and a half inches, very, very important and I would certainly say that when I walk into schools kids think a giant has walked in. It helps for other reasons, namely if the kids give me any 'gip', I'm a lot bigger than them, so any trouble, I sort them out. It also helps with the website - tallpoet.com. Also, nobody ever forgets a tall poet.