Tony Harrison

Tony Harrison is an English poet and translator who was born in Leeds. He has been considered one of the most important poets in England throughout his career. He was awarded the David Cohen Prize for his body of work in 2015. 

Long Distance II

‘Long Distance II’ by Tony Harrison is a four-stanza poem that deals with the irrational manifestations that grief can take.

Timer

‘Timer’ by Tony Harrison describes the death of a speaker’s mother and the attempt to cremate her wedding ring along with her body.

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