We are always looking to further our engagement with poetry and make our work accessible to new audiences. To explore potential projects and collaborations please contact John Whale.


Stand magazine‘s editorial offices are based in the School of English and both staff members and students are often involved in its production. John Whale is a co-editor of the magazine.

Leeds Peace Poetry

We are a partner of Leeds Peace Poetry Competition, through which we engage with schools in the Leeds area by offering workshops, organising the judging, and hosting the gala prize-giving. Read about the 2018 winners¬†here.¬† The theme for the 2020 competition is ‘The Impact of Water’.

Independent publishers

We have worked closely with publishers Peepal Tree, Carcanet, and Arc Publications in our recent programmes of readings by visiting poets.