A complex love letter to the Kent coastline ...an accomplished examination of displacement and discovery. ….these stories linger in the mind ...’
— Wales Arts Review of 'In Margate by Lunchtime'
Finely tuned to dialogue and shifting registers of speech, Maggie Harris’ fast-moving prose is as prismatic as the multi-layered world she evokes. Her Canterbury Tales, sharply observed, are rich in migrant collisions and collusions.
— John Agard on ‘Canterbury Tales on a Cockcrow Morning’

Maggie Harris was born in Guyana and moved to the UK in the 70s.  Her writing draws on the relationship between the Caribbean and the UK, focusing on elements of history and migration, paradise and re-settlement. 

She is a keen performer of her work and her poetry is heavily influenced by rhythm, music and lyricism. As well as giving readings of her work around the UK, she also runs poetry workshops and is a founding member of The Write Woman writers group.

She is the author of collections Kiskadee GirlCanterbury Tales on a Cockrow MorningIn Margate By Lunchtime, and her latest short story collection Writing On Water which was published in May 2017 (Seren Books).

Represented by Renaissance One for bookings.

Breeze, Jean Binta.jpg