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Bill Homewood’s published credits include Theatrical Letters (Marginalia Press 1995, foreword by Sir John Gielgud), his 3 recent collections of poetry Under the Blue, Poésies, Sonnets for the Godly & the Damned (Mimosa Books, 2015/2016/2019) and innumerable commissioned screenplays, stage plays, articles and poems. Bill’s translation of St Exupéry’s masterpiece Terre des Hommes (Land of Men) is available on Ukemi Audiobooks.
 
His poetry has been published in various magazines including Country Life Magazine and Nexus, and performed widely in various recitals and productions including Who’s Afraid of the Sonnets (RSC and Dublin Shakespeare Festival). During the 2014 invasion of Gaza, Bill’s Poems for the Children of Gaza series received over 3000 hits on the Internet, and many were performed in London, Dublin and Nimes for Celebrity fund-raising galas for Gaza.
 
He has taught poetry workshops for the Poetry Society and given poetry recitals of his own and other poets’ work at most major festivals worldwide, including Edinburgh, Stratford, Jerusalem, Munich and Dallas, and for various Poetry events including Poet in the City at King’s Place, London, in 2009. He has twice held the Eminent Chair in Theatre Studies at Florida Atlantic University, and is an Honorary Citizen of Austin, Texas. It was in Texas that Bill first met Sir Stephen Spender, where they were both teaching Sonnet workshops at UT Houston. The two remained friends until Stephen’s death in 1995.
 
As actor and singer Bill has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company, in the West End, on tv and radio. He has recorded 30 classic novels for Naxos AudioBooks. Bill and his wife, actress Estelle Kohler, live in the South of France with their horses and dogs. Bill Homewood website
 
Comment on Bill Homewood poetry:
 

…a controlled carelessness which makes me very envious, and a swinging gaiety which is quite authentic.

 

The late USA Poet Laureate Sir Stephen Spender