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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Acclaimed poet Jackie Kay praises Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow for poems that are “startling in their originality.” In the feature,...

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Zaffar Kunial, our Douglas Caster Fellow, read ‘The Opener’ from Six, his new pamphlet of cricket poems recently published by...

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Kimberly Campanello, poet and Lecturer in Creative Writing in the School of English and member of the Poetry Centre, has...

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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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Events

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Pascale Petit was born in Paris, grew up in France and Wales and lives in Cornwall. She is of French/Welsh/Indian...

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Carlos Soto Román (born Valparaíso, Chile, 1977) is a pharmacist, poet and translator and holds a Master of Bioethics from...

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Kendel Hippolyte is a poet, playwright and director from St Lucia. He has published seven collections of poetry, the latest...

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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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