Will Harris

Will Harris is the author of RENDANG, which was a PBS Choice and won the 2020 Forward Prize for Best First Collection. The collection is shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize 2021. He co-edited the spring 2020 issue of The Poetry Review with Mary Jean Chan. He has a pamphlet, All This Is Implied, published by HappenStance.


Will Harris

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Notebooks and word documents with Will Harris

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From All the Birds Are Your Husband

As Chinatown in Jackson
   Heights is really town-sized. More
China-like than China. Whose
   steamed buns assume. Whose waving
kitties assume. Nothing. Not
   of me. So with Liverpool’s

Chinese lanterns. Tree-tangled
   knots of them dangling freely
outside H&M. They make
   me think of you. They are not
light but light hosted. Shaking.

Will Harris

From RENDANG (Granta, 2020)