Instructor, Writers Workshop, University of Iowa. (1963-67).
Granada Fellow in the Arts, University of Lancaster. (1967-69).
Fellow, Center for the Humanities, Wesleyan University. (1972).
Resident Writer, Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. (1974-75).
Visiting Writer, Billericay Comprehensive School. (1978-75).
Judith E. Wilson Fellow, Cambridge University. (1980-81).
Resident Writer, Unicorn Theatre for Children. (1982-83).
Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. 1987
Gold Medal of the Theatre of Poetry, Varna, Bulgaria.
Fellow in Drama, Nanyang University, Singapore. 1995.
Dylan Thomas Fellow, UK Year of Literature, Swansea. 1995
Honorary Doctorate, North London University. 1997.
Shadow Poet Laureate, Red Pepper Magazine, 2003.