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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Jason Allen-Paisant will feature in the Wordsworth Trust’s seventh online event in the series “Go to the poets, they will...

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Jason Allen-Paisant’s debut collection Thinking with Trees, published by Carcanet, will be launched online on Wednesday 30th June at 19:00....

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Kimberly Campanello will be taking part in ‘Come, let the blazing truth blind’: readings by Irish writers on the subject...

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On March 6 Poetry Centre colleagues Jason Allen-Paisant and John Whale took part in ‘Writing the Landscape’, a Leeds Lit...

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Joyelle McSweeney is the author of ten books of poetry, stories, novels, essays, translations and plays, including, most recently, the...

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Sean O’Brien’s tenth book of poems, It Says Here, is to be published by Picador in May 2020. It combines...

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Celebrating the publication of the first Brotherton Poetry Prize Anthology by Carcanet. The launch event will include readings by the...

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Loss takes many forms – from losing a precious watch to the loss of an important relationship. Loss comes, too,...

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