Harry Man

Harry Man is a poet from South London and living in Teesside.
‘Lift’, his first pamphlet, won the 2014 Bridges of Struga Award.

Harry was a 2016 Clarissa Luard Wordsworth Trust Poet in Residence
and a 2016 Hawthornden Fellow. He was a 2016 TOAST Poet.
He also writes and performs for a children's theatre company
with Canadian contemporary dance choreographer Jennifer Essex.
His most recent pamphlet ‘Finders Keepers’ is about endangered species
across the British Isles, and is created in collaboration with the artist Sophie Gainsley.

You can find out more about this project and others below.

Finders Keepers was shortlisted for the 2016 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry
and the Saboteur Awards Best Collaborative Work.

In 2018 one of his poems was selected for Poem of North by the Northern Poetry Library.

“The poems are packed to bursting with ideas... Harry Man is one of a young generation of poets
defining their own ground and changing ours.” - George Szirtes


“Tall Lighthouse has a habit of spotting talent, having published Helen Mort's first two pamphlets.

Here, Harry Man looks a poet unique and bold enough to follow in those footsteps.

Lift is a debut pamphlet that takes off into orbit, mixing science fiction and science fact, past and future,

with language and imagery that sparkles with life. Poems arise from gaming platforms and social media,

from time machines and rocket ships, and are sewn with a passion and humour 
by a poetic voice which displays
an endearing understanding of what it is to be human.”
                                                                                                                                            - PBS Spring Bulletin 2014