Martin Jenkins
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Formerly Chief Producer (drama) with the British Broadcasting Corporation Martin Jenkins now works as a free-lance director, writer, visiting professor and performance consultant. Jenkins regularly performs in various poetry and prose recitals most recently at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Jenkins’ recent work includes directing an award-winning blues-version of “The Trojan Women” (a joint BBC/CBC production), “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” for the Public Media foundation in Boston, and “Red Badge of Courage” for BBC/CBC in Toronto. He has written over a dozen radio plays; 2 books; and has contributed to many other books and articles.This will mark 20 years of visiting Boulder where Jenkins has been a visiting professor in the University Writing Program, the Department of Theater and Dance, and the English Department. Having previously participated in several World Affairs Conferences, he is delighted that the BBC—as part of its Remembrance Day transmissions in November 2001—is to broadcast poetry written by American soldiers serving in Korea. Jenkins is married with four children, and he is very proud, that his eldest daughter is now also a producer with the BBC.