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Harry Man

  • Northern Writers’ Award for Poetry, 2021

Harry Man lives in Teesside. He has been an artist in residence at the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and is a frequent workshop leader in schools, community centres, festivals, libraries and universities throughout Cumbria and North Yorkshire. His first pamphlet Lift was shortlisted for a Sabotage Best New Pamphlet Award and his second Finders Keepers, illustrated by the the artist Sophie Gainsley, was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry and was featured in BBC Radio 4’s Front Row. His dance theatre plays for children, Space Rebel Princess and Once Upon a Wall, have been performed at Stockton International Riverside Festival and Mouth of the Tyne among others. With Endre Ruset, he co-wrote Utøya Thereafter: Poems in Memory of the 2011 Norway Attacks which is published in Norway by Flamme Forlag (2021) and in the UK by Hercules Editions (2021). You can find more of his work at

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