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 Poetry Centre has joined with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to support their inaugural staff poetry competition. The competition...

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  Lauren Pope has been named the winner of the 2021 Brotherton Poetry Prize. Lauren, an American living in Edinburgh,...

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  Kimberly Campanello, Lecturer In the School of English,¬† and former Douglas Caster Poetry Fellows Zaffar Kunial and Malika Booker,...

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The University of Leeds Poetry Centre is pleased to be a partner in ‘Inspired by Bragg’, a series of events...

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Events

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The University of Leeds Poetry Centre and the School of English¬† are collaborating with Nanyang Technological University Singapore on ‘Ecoimaginings...

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9 November, 7.00pm GMT Simon Armitage performs some of his own poetry at the heart of the recently transformed Wordsworth...

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The University of Leeds Poetry Centre at the Ilkley Festival brings together readings from a number of exceptional poets associated...

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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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