Harry Giles

Harry Giles (b. 1986)
Harry Giles
Harry Giles

Biography

Summary

Harry Giles is from Orkney and now lives in Edinburgh, where they co-founded the spoken word events series Inky Fingers and co-directs the live art platform Anatomy.

Full Biography

Harry Giles is from Orkney and now lives in Edinburgh, where they co-founded the spoken word events series Inky Fingers and co-directs the live art platform Anatomy.  They hold an MA in Theatre Directing from East 15 Acting School, and work across poetry and theatre as a writer and performer.

Their pamphlets Visa Wedding (2012) and Oam (2013) are published by Stewed Rhubarb, and they have also produced visual poetry objects and digital texts including Farmform (2014), We Are Rain (2014), and Casual Games for Casual Hikers (2015). 2015 saw the publication of the narrative verse sequence Drone in Our Real Red Selves (Vagabond Voices) and his full collection Tonguit (Freight Books), which was shortlisted for the inaugural Edwin Morgan Poetry Award.

Giles has been a writer in residence for 3rd Ring Out, Govanhill Baths Community Trust, the Crichton Carbon Centre and the Nevis Land Partnership, and in 2015-16 was Reader in Residence for West Lothian Libraries. 

They were BBC Scotland Slam Champion in 2009, and a founder member of the Shift Collective of spoken word artists. Their theatre productions, often combining spoken word with interaction, sound and projction, have toured the UK and Europe, including festivals such as Forest Fringe, Sprint, SPILL and CrisisART. They have featured at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the StAnza Poetry Festival and New York's legendary Bowery Poetry Club.

Poems by Harry Giles

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