Francis Harvey (born 1925) is a poet and playwright. He was born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Harvey has lived in County Donegal for most of his life. 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 has an introduction by Moya Cannon. He has also written successful plays.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. He has also won The Irish Times/Yeats Summer School Prize.