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Honoured to be reading a sequence of poems on BEETHOVEN at the Aspect Foundation, Twentieth century Theatre in Notting Hill Gate on 25th February, when the Endellion Quartet play Opus 18. No 6 then Opus 131, greatest of the late quartets. These are unique evenings, with beautifully researched images, fantastic players and wine – and they put the music so carefully into historical and emotional context..

WORK IN PROGRESS: MY NOVEL ON 2ND WORLD WAR CRETE

HANIA HARBOUR, EASTER 2014

I am finishing my second novel FIREBIRD, set during the Second World War on Crete, where I’ve lived off and on since 1971, especially these four years it’s taken to write. .

 

VILLA ARIADNE, OUTSIDE HERAKLION, 2012

OTHER NEWS

This is my  essay on German artist Kathe Kollwitz, in the Radio 3 ‘Minds at War’ series.

My collection Learning to Make an Oud in Nazareth – review in  Independent and a piece on the crucifixion sequence on the Seven Last Words of Christ.

Watch a video of poems from it read at a festival last year.

 

THE MARA CROSSING

There is an audio version of The Mara Crossing. on Amazon. Either the whole thing, prose and poems  – or the poems alone. Here’s a review of it.

DESERT ISLAND DISCS 

Kirsty Laing interviewed me in 2009 for Desert Island Discs. I included a Cretan lyra singer: I also asked for a herd of deer as my luxury. But you’re not allowed live animals, she said I could only have them stuffed. 

Poetry Workshop BBC Radio 4

Read about my 2012 series of Poetry Workshop on Radio 4.

 

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