Maggie Harris

Maggie Harris

Maggie Harris is a poet, prose writer, and visual artist. Originally from Guyana, she lived in Wales before relocating to Thanet, Kent. She attended the University of Kent as a mature student, receiving BA and MA degrees, and started her career performing, running workshops and teaching creative writing. She has worked for Kent Arts & Libraries, represented Kent in Europe and was International Teaching Fellow at Southampton University.

Maggie has been widely published, including poetry collections On Watching A Lemon Sail The Sea, Sixty Years of Loving; Selected Poems 1999-2010; After a Visit to a Botanical Garden; From Berbice to Broadstairs; and her first collection, Limbolands. She has also written a number of collections of short stories, and a family memoir of growing up in Guyana, entitled Kiskadee Girl.

Awards include The Guyana Prize for Literature; the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, Caribbean Winner; the University of Kent TS Eliot Poetry Prize; Kent Outstanding Adult Learner; Leverhulme Research Abroad Scholarship to UWI, Barbados, and most recently, first prize in the Wales Poetry Award 2020 for the poem and the thing is.

Instagram @maggiepoet
Twitter @Maggie_harris54

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