Will Harris


Family Scenario

Will Harris is the author of poetry books RENDANG (2020) and Brother Poem (2023). He has won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. He co-translated Habib Tengour’s Consolatio (Poetry Translation Centre) with Delaina Haslam in 2022, and helps facilitate the Southbank New Poets Collective with Vanessa Kisuule. At the Institute, Harris will be working on a project about the public care system, looking at its structuring tensions: race, class, the family itself. It will draw on a diary kept over several months working in care homes in East London in the period immediately after the pandemic.

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