The Lonely Zoroastrian – Poems by Mike Harding: Book Launch

  • DATE

    1 December 2023

  • TIME

    6:00 am to 7:30 am




    The Portico Library
    57 Mosley St, Manchester, M2 3HY

Join us for the launch of the new book of poems from Mike Harding, who is also a Portico Member, with readings, reflection and music.

Well-known as a stand up comic and folk musician, Mike Harding is now equally known for his rich and varied poetry. Music, place, landscape, politics, memories and stories have always been Mike Harding’s creative touchstones, never more so than in ‘The Lonely Zoroastrian’, his first collection since the 2020 pandemic and lockdown, both of which feature in some of the earlier poems in this book.

Storytelling is the essence of his work whether telling the true story of a lost city buried under the ice cap, the curse an old Ukrainian woman laid on a group of Russian soldiers or stories from his beloved Connemara like Islandman and St Luke’s Little Summer.