Welcome to the Poetry Centre

We are a dynamic hub for research, teaching, and public engagement in poetry at the University of Leeds.

Simon Armitage, Vahni Capildeo, John Whale and Malika Booker of the University of Leeds Poetry Centre

Welcome to the Poetry Centre

We are a dynamic hub for research, teaching, and public engagement in poetry at the University of Leeds.

Welcome to the Poetry Centre

We are a dynamic hub for research, teaching, and public engagement in poetry at the University of Leeds.

Simon Armitage talks with students from the School of English

Welcome to the Poetry Centre

We are a dynamic hub for research, teaching, and public engagement in poetry at the University of Leeds.

News

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The Leeds Peace Poetry Prize 2022, held in partnership with the University of Leeds Poetry Centre, has announced the winners...

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The University of Leeds Poetry Centre is happy to announce its collaboration with The Rialto magazine, along with the RSPB,...

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31st October 18.00 Workshop Theatre BOCAS UK TOUR: with Jason Allen-Paisant, Shivanee Ramlochan, Malika Booker, Adam Lowe, and Emily Zobel...

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                     image by Jacqueline Bishop For those of you who couldn’t make yesterday evening’s online event to launch Stand...

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Events

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Stephanie Sy-Quia is a writer, teacher, and printmaker based in London. Her debut Amnion is the recipient of an Eric...

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Embark, from Picador, is the latest collection from multi-award-winning poet Sean O’Brien. Join us to hear him read from this...

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Join us for the launch of Caitlin Stobie’s impressive debut collection Thin Slices, published by Verve Poetry Press. Thin Slices is...

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Jason Allen-Paisant – winner of the 2022 OCM Bocas Prize for poetry – joins Shivanee Ramlochan, Malika Booker, and Adam...

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