Lee Harwood

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Lee Harwood was born in 1939 and grew up in Surrey. He has spent the majority of his adult life in Brighton. In a writing career that began in the early 1960s he published over 20 volumes of poetry and prose, as well as translations of Tristan Tzara. His work was widely anthologised and he was regarded as one of the finest poets working in England. He died on 26 July 2015.

Praise for some of the collections included in his Collected Poems:

"Lee Harwood is one of Britain's best poets and best-kept secrets." — John Ashbery

"There is a clarity and wonderment in his poems which never insist on our attention but with their gentleness, offhandedness and, no matter how strange or complex the subject matter, an eerie directness, a straight unembellished telling, that makes them penetrating, moving, sometimes unforgettable." —August Kleinzahler

 

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