The unofficial poet laureate of Twitter will be performing at Ledbury Poetry Festival.

Brian Bilston, who has also been described as the Banksy of poetry, will be appearing at Burgage Hall in Church Street on Saturday, July 2.

The mysterious Bilston, about whom little is known publicly, has built a cult following on social media, posting daily poems and amassing more than 100,000 followers.

He does also publish poems in a more traditional way - in book form - and his latest collection has been met with critical acclaim.

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‘Alexa, what is there to know about love’ is described by the author as containing “a sequence of poems about love in its different varieties, as well as other, more mundane preoccupations”.

One reviewer said it was “the funniest collection of humorous verse I have seen in a long time” and Bilston has also been described as “someone who knows their way round both a joke and a bittersweet narrative”.

Other books by Brian Bilston include 50 Ways to Score a Goal, You Took The Last Bus Home and Diary of a Somebody.

Tickets for his appearance at the poetry festival, which takes place between 9pm and 10pm on July 2, are £10 and can be booked via