Tuesday 21st April 10.00pm
Poet, lyricist, enemy of all that’s difficult and upsetting, Matt Harvey has been a familiar voice on Radio 4 since 2001 and an in-demand performer up and down the country in theatres, village halls, festivals and conferences. For Radio 4 he served seven years as a poet on Saturday Live, co-starred in One Night Stanza and hosted two series of The Wondermentalist Cabaret. He also created the unlikely superhero Empath Man. For years he wrote the Desktop Poetry slot in the Guardian, was first official Poet-in-Residence at the Wimbledon Championships (“brilliant” the New Yorker) and currently writes a column for Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. Books include The Hole in the Sum of my Parts, Where Earwigs Dare, Mindless Body Spineless Mind and The Element in the Room – energy-inspired poems for which he was nominated for a P.E.A. Award.