Department of English and Creative Writing

Visiting address
301 Fincham, Digby Stuart


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 outputs

  1. Salt

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  2. The Judas Passion

    Research output: Other contribution

  3. from Salt

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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