Ever since I was kid, drinking tall glasses of squash in the front room and reading old Dan Dare comics, I’ve always been interested in science fiction, but I never let that become the be-all and end-all of my writing. I’m just as interested in the natural world as space science – alt-lit as much as lyric poetry. I feel as though the broader your interests, the more likely you are to create a synthesis that can make you jump from your chair, and that’s what interests me and that’s what interests me in other people’s writing.
Harry Man (b. 1982) holds an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. Winner of the 2014 Bridges of Struga Award, his first pamphlet Lift (Tall Lighthouse) was nominated for 'Best Pamphlet' in the 2014 Sabotage Awards. The previous year he won second prize in the PEN International Made Up Words Competition and third prize in the Cardiff International Poetry Competition. Man’s work has been widely anthologised, most recently in The Emma Press Anthology of Fatherhood, Coin Opera 2 and Rewiring History. Lift has garnered praise from T. S. Eliot Award winners Sinéad Morrissey and George Szirtes, the latter stating, "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."
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