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Barry Smith has worked in education, as a theatre director and as a critic; productions directed include Antigone for the Edinburgh Festival, and Murder in the Cathedral and The Mysteries for Chichester Cathedral.
His poems have appeared in journals and magazines, as well as online and on YouTube, including Acumen, Agenda, Culture Matters, The Frogmore Papers, The Journal, The Stony Thursday Book, London Grip, Orbis and Poetry South East. He curates the poetry element of Blakefest and edits Poetry & All That Jazz magazine, and can sometimes be caught hobnobbing with jazz and roots musicians as a performance poet.
For further updates and information please follow the links below to South Downs Poetry, where he is currently the director of the South Downs Poetry Festival and to the recent Festival of Chichester, which he co-ordinated.