About Maggie Harris

Life, love, words and spaces.

Maggie Harris is a poet, prose writer, and visual artist. Originally from Guyana, South America, she recently re-located to Kent after 10 years in Wales. She attended Kent University as a mature student, achieving a BA and MA, 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.

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The Guyana Prize for Literature

Commonwealth Short Story Prize, Caribbean Winner

Kent University TS Eliot Poetry Prize

Kent Outstanding Adult Learner

A Leverhulme Research Abroad Scholarship to UWI, Barbados

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‘Harris’s voice is attuned to that of the Wild Woman archetype with poems that spring from the place of tension between the vibrant, instinctual nature, and the strictures imposed by society. From the fluid song rhythms of the opening section to the finely crafted later sonnet sequence, these poems ignite both the intellect and the heart.’
Eileen Sheehan