Will Harris

Will Harris is a writer of mixed Anglo-Indonesian heritage, born and based in London. He has worked in schools, led workshops and taught for the Poetry School. He is currently an assistant editor at The Rialto, part of the editorial team behind Swimmers and a fellow of The Complete Works III. He has had work featured in the Guardian, The Poetry Review, and The White Review, and is published in the Bloodaxe anthology Ten: Poets of the New Generation. His debut pamphlet, All this is implied, was published by HappenStance in 2017.

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Photo: Caleb Femi

Events

Border Crossings »

Reading: Thomas Möhlmann, Will Harris

Thu 8 March | 11:30 - 12:30 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, Supper Room

Festival Launch Extravaganza »

A sneak peek at some of the highlights of StAnza 2018

Wed 7 March | 18:30 - 20:45 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium

Poem

Halo 2

There were those walls where brochure-like
paintings of a young Christ showed
his hairless body pricked with blood, aglow.
The artist, by a fine excess, had meant
to advertise his suffering. Late one night

playing Halo 2  I saw myself in what
I saw on screen and, from Beaver Creek
to Uplift, shot anything that moved —
the birds singing in the artificial trees;
the true self nothing more than the self as seen.

Will Harris

From All this is implied (HappenStance, 2017)