Lee Harwood is one of Britain’s most distinguished poets. He has published many collections of poetry, including a large ‘Collected Poems’ from Shearsman Books. He has also translated the Selected Poems of Tristan Tzara. He was born in 1939, and lives in Brighton, England.
Lee Harwood is one of the few poets who has negotiated the tension between direct, honest, personal expression and the techniques of Modernist and Postmodernist literature ... Like John Ashbery, he utilises the dream and surrealism in elaborate, even baroque fictions that engage the reader in participatory reading, rather than passive consumption ... he coaxes a reader's response and negotiation with the fiction, rather than writing a hidden poetic meaning into his poems. (Andy Brown, Stride Magazine, reviewing Harwood's 'Collected Poems').