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 latest issue of Poetry & Audience, Vol. 49: Winter 2019, is out. Edited by undergraduates Jake Ferguson, Tife Kusoro, ...

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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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Events

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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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The University of Leeds Poetry Centre presents an evening of readings by poets from around the world who have made...

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