Martin Harrison was an Australian poet and essayist. He started in Australia at the ABC as a producer and broadcaster in poetry, drama, criticism and sound-work. For a number of years Martin taught writing and sound studies at the University of Technology Sydney. The hundreds of students he mentored into successful writing careers constitute part of his legacy.
As well as poetry Martin’s work included radiophonic composition, literary reviews and critical essays, with articles appearing in the Sydney Morning Herald, Times Literary Supplement and Australian Book Review. He was awarded an Australia Council Established Writers Fellowship 2003-2004 and won the Wesley Michel Wright prize for poetry in 2002.