Francis Harvey (poet)

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Francis Harvey (13 April 1925 – 7 November 2014) was an Irish poet and playwright. He was born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Harvey had lived in County Donegal for most of his life.[1]

His collections of poetry include In the Light on the Stones (1978), The Rainmakers (1988), The Boa Island Janus (1996), Making Space, New & Selected Poems (2000), and Collected Poems (2007), which had an introduction by Moya Cannon. He had also written successful plays.[2] Harvey's poem "Heron" won the 1989 Guardian and World Wildlife Fund Poetry Competition. In 1990 he won a Peterloo Poets Prize and was a prizewinner in the Cardiff International Poetry Competition. He received an Arts Council Bursary in 1991.[1] He had also won The Irish Times/Yeats Summer School Prize.[2] On 7 November 2014, he died at the age of 89.[3]


  1. ^ a b Harvey, Francis, 22 June 1997, The Lost Fathers (Poem), The Literary Review
  2. ^ a b Irish Writers Online, Francis Harvey.
  3. ^ "The death has occurred of Francis (Frank) HARVEY". Retrieved 9 November 2014.