Harry Gallagher is widely published and has performed at various festivals and other venues, from Skye to the South coast.
Harry's books include Northern Lights (Stairwell Books, 2017) and Running Parallel (Black Light Engine Room, 2019), as well as several pamphlets, the most recent being English Jack (Black Light Engine Room, Jan. 2020).
His poems are in places like Orbis, IRON, Smokestack, The Interpreter's House, Prole and others. He was the BBC Tees region poet for National Poetry Day 2019 and runs the north east stanza of The Poetry Society.
SUBTERRANEAN by Harry Gallagher
SUBTERRANEAN explores the historic and ongoing exploitation of the earth for minerals, and the impact on both the environment and the people who work at the sharp end of the industry.
The mining of coal, iron, lead and quarrying fascinate and horrify Harry Gallagher in equal measure:
From your hills I was formed,
the orange peel in your rocks,
flinted gold in wheeled carts
dragged out from the face.
The poet's empathy for his subject runs like a seam through this pamphlet.
SUBTERRANEAN will be published in September 2020