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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Simon Armitage’s second laureate poem ‘Finishing It’ has been commissioned by the Institute of Cancer Research and will go on...

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Congratulations to our Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow in Poetry Vahni Capildeo on being elected and inducted as a Fellow of...

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We are delighted to announce that former Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow in Poetry Malika Booker is the recipient of a...

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Professor Simon Armitage has performed one of his first official duties since becoming Poet Laureate – announcing the winner of...

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Events

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Poet Zaffar Kunial will be reading work inspired by his recent residency at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth. Zaffar...

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Poetry By Design: a Reappraisal of Concrete and Visual Poetry We are delighted to announce the opening of a new...

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Hosted by the University of Leeds Poetry Centre in aid of Child.org’s ‘Team Mum’ campaign. You are invited to Leeds’s...

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Book Launch of Opposite: Poems, Philosophy and Coffee by Aaron Meskin and Helen Mort with jazz from Skwid Ink (Tight...

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