‘Harry Man’s poems fizz and zing with ideas, humour, passion and playfulness. It’s a joy to follow the thread of each piece. Often he leads us on a bold, fantastical journey, finally setting us down somewhere we couldn’t envisage but immediately recognise.’

- Heidi Williamson Former Poet-in-residence for the John Jarrold Printing Museum

Harry Man

Harry Man was born in Buckinghamshire, grew up in South London and now lives in Teesside in the North East of England.

He won the 2014 Struga Poetry Evenings UNESCO Bridges of Struga Award, and his pamphlet, ‘Lift’ was shortlisted for the ‘Best Pamphlet’ in the 2014 Saboteur Awards. He was recently commended in the Resurgence Prize 2016.

He was a 2016 Hawthornden Fellow and his poetry has appeared in New Welsh Review, Poems in the Waiting Room, Popshot Magazine, ditch, Elbow Room, And Other Poems, The Morning Star, Poems in Which and Astronaut, as well as in anthologies such as Asterism, Coin Opera 2 and Rewiring History, among other places.

His poetry has been translated into German, Turkish, Macedonian, Chinese, Slovak, Swedish, with more translations currently in the works.

He was a Clarissa Luard Award Poet in Residence at the Wordsworth Trust in 2016.


Harry Man is represented by Philippa Milnes-Smith at The Soho Agency.