POETRY AND DRAMA IN AMERICA SEPTEMBER 2011
Peter, who has just returned from California, where he
was a poet-in-residence for the whole of July and August,
returns to America in late September.
He will give readings, with American poets John Dotson
and Peter Fulton, at the Robert Frost Farm Museum in New
Hampshire, the famous The Grolier Poetry Bookshop in Boston,
where he read with Aeronwy Thomas, daughter of Dylan, in 2008,
the Rockport Public Library, and Thoreau’s Walden Pond.
His verse drama, THE BOY AND THE LION’S HEAD, about his
childhood on Kilvey Hill, will be performed by the recently
formed The Seventh Quarry Drama Group at several venues
The drama received its world-premiere in California in 2010 and
was recently performed at the Dylan Thomas Theatre, Swansea,
as part of the International Poetry Festival, organized by Peter in a
collaboration with Stanley H. Barkan of Cross-Cultural Communications,
New York, and Carolyn Mary Kleefeld of Atoms Mirror Atoms Inc., America.
The Seventh Quarry Drama Group comprises Swansea actresses and
actors, Jill Goodwin-Croke, Julie-Anne Grey, Steve Grey, and Luke Williams,
a pupil at Bishopston School, Swansea, who will play The Boy in the verse
drama, and American actor James Ellis.
Julie-Anne Grey and Steve Grey will also perform in John Dotson’s
and Lisa Maroski’s drama, THUMPS. Jill Goodwin-Croke and Luke Williams
will feature in Peter Fulton’s drama, HOW TO CARVE AN ANGEL. Both dramas
were also recently performed at the Dylan Thomas Theatre, Swansea.
The Seventh Quarry Drama Group will also perform fragments from Dylan
Thomas’s UNDER MILK WOOD to American audiences.