1971-1982: Poetry Editor of Time Out magazine. Also regular contributor to theatre, books and film sections.

Reviewer for New Statesman, The Listener, Sunday Times, Radio Times, Hampstead and Highgate Express, The Guardian, The Jewish Chronicle, Jewish Renaissance, International Record Review and numerous early music publications.


Broadcaster and presenter of programmes on Radios 3 and 4, and the BBC World Service: Kaleidoscope, Third Opinion, Night Waves, Meridian, Saturday Review, interviews and concert programmes, including Spirit of the Age, Something Understood.


Prose fiction, poetry and drama workshops/courses: including the Guildhall School of Drama, London; City Lit, London; BADA (British and American Drama Association); Birkbeck College, Arvon Foundation; Foundation for International Education; the Actors’ Centre, London; and regular visits to literary festivals and universities.

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, London Metropolitan University, 1999-2005.

External Examiner, Middlesex University, Leeds University.

Creative Writing residencies at Mainz University, Teatro di Pisa, University of Tel Aviv, Oxford Summer School, Hampshire College.

Royal Literary Fund Fellowship, 2004-2009.

2007 – tutor on Distance Learning MA (DLMA) in Creative Writing, Lancaster University.