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David Harsent


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Professor David Harsent is a poet, translator, novelist, editor and librettist.

He has published eleven collections of poetry. The most recent, Fire Songs (Faber & Faber, August 2014), was awarded the 2014 T. S. Eliot Prize for best poetry collection. He has won a number of other awards including the 2012 Griffin International Poetry Prize for Night, and the 2005 Forward Poetry Prize for Legion.

His work in music theatre has involved collaborations with a number of composers, but most often with Harrison Birtwistle, and has been performed at the Royal Opera House, Carnegie Hall, the Proms and on Channel 4.


Research Output 2006 2020


Harsent, D., 14 Jan 2020, 1st ed. London: Faber and Faber. 70 p.

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Harsent, D., 19 Oct 2017, Faber and Faber.

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The Judas Passion

Harsent, D., 24 Sep 2017

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from Salt

Harsent, D., 2015, In : PLOUGHSHARES. 41, 1, p. 90-91

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Jenny Greenteeth: A Play

Harsent, D., 2015, 64 p. The Next Review.

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