harry man

Harry Man is a poet and visual artist.

‘Lift’, his first pamphlet, won the UNESCO Bridges of Struga Award
 and he was a Northern Writers Awards co-winner with Suzannah Evans.

Harry Man won the Stephen Spender Prize
and has been a Clarissa Luard Wordsworth Trust Poet in Residence,
a TOAST poet, a Das Haus and a Hawthornden Fellow.

He is the technologist, writer and frequently a performer in a children's theatre company
with Canadian contemporary dance choreographer Jennifer Essex.

His work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, BBC Tees and at venues and festivals
internationally including Poetry International, Rotterdam, T-Junction,
Winchester Poetry Festival and Stockton International Riverside Festival.

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

He is currently a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Newcastle University.

His first collection Popular Song is forthcoming from Nine Arches Press, 2024


“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.”
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