A regular voice on radio (you’ll have heard him on Radio 4’s Saturday Live, among others), Matt Harvey is one of the best-loved literary performers on the festival circuit. Whimsical, perceptive and funny, he captivated a Greenbelt audience with a short set, last year. This year, he is back for the whole weekend.
Whimsical, perceptive, affectionate and above all, funny, his effervescent poems chart one of our oldest, essential quests: to love and be loved. Along the way, he tackles issues such as lonely hearts, teabags, religious conversions, gradients, gigabytes, curtains and free verse. He discriminates positively in favour of rhythm and rhyme. And anyone with a laughter allergy should steer well clear. It?s been said his poems have proved as popular with the dynamic ?Let?s-get-up-and-change-the-world? person as they have with the more retiring ?No-let?s-not-I-have-a-sore-wrist? individual, and possess strong appeal for all those in between.