BEING BEASTLY: Late Shift Poets: Don Barnard, Christine Coleman, Bob Evans, Susan Utting Booking information: Don Barnard email@example.com Runs: 1h 30m, one interval Review: Rod Dungate, 3 August 2002, Crescent Theatre, Birmingham A gentle but acutely observed look at 'beastly' matters, always good-humoured and sometimes discomforting.
Frances Spalding on Stevie Smith (with Anne Harvey reading from the poems) Cheltenham Festival of Literature Review: Don Barnard: 18 October 2002 Death was her friend from the age of eight. An entertaining and illuminating experience.
Robert Hamberger mac, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham (0121 440 3838) Review: Rod Dungate 10 July 2003 Male emotionally charged vulnerability: a delicacy that belies its power
WHEN BROKEN IS BEAUTIFUL CK Williams and Lavinia Greenlaw University of Warwick 12.11.03 Review: John Alcock Two poets entertaining, thought-provoking and beauty searched out in surprising places
GEOFFREY HILL Words' Series, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire Review by John Allcock: February 13 2004 Now 72, the poet described as 'the most enigmatic' and the 'greatest English' returns to his home ground
A CAPITAL OCCASION Baylit Festival, Cardiff 2005 Review of Gillian Clarke's installation as Cardiff Capital Bard John Alcock: May 2005 Through the tall, narrow window of the Norwegian chapel I can see a small, inflatable craft crossing the bay, its huddled occupants swathed in yellow oilskins against the slanting rain.
THE GLORIOUS GIFT Poetry Of the BrontÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â«s Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival Review by John Alcock: 07.08.05 Acting talents that match the literary ones of the three authors