Harry Goode

  • chair of Cambridge Writers

Raised in Kent and Sussex, Harry has a Masters in Zoology from Oxford. He has worked as a Scientific Officer in the NHS, as a tutor-organiser for the Workers' Educational Association and as head of a trade union educational unit at a college of Further Education in Stoke-on-Trent.

Writes novella length biographies of philosophers. So far has dealt with Giordano Bruno, Spinoza, Leibniz and some incidents in the life of Plato.

Harry had a poem in issue 29 of Seam.

Selected Works

Pilgrimages: Poems 1995-2017 (2019)


Pilgrimages might seem a somewhat strange title for a collection by a not particularly religious man. However, as I age I start to see the pattern of my life. If there is a quest it is not to pay homage to saintly relics, but to seek whatever significance the pattern might have. The poems cover themes from boyhood to the last twenty years living in Cambridge, walking the surrounding footpaths with my partner Huguette. Available on Amazon as paperback or e-book.

Bathsheba (2015)

Was Highly Recommended at the Cambridge Writers Short Story Competition 2015

Blog Posts
Bringing philosophers to life
Freedom - Short Story Competition 2018
Revenge - Short Story Competition 2019
Suspension of Cambridge Writers Programme