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Joyelle McSweeney is the author of ten books of poetry, stories, novels, essays, translations and plays, including, most recently, the poetry double-volume Toxicon and Arachne (Nightboat Books) and The Necropastoral: Poetry, Media, Occults, a work of goth ecopoetics (University of Michigan Poets on Poetry series, 2015). Her verse play Dead Youth, or, the Leaks inaugurated…
The University of Leeds Poetry Centre presents an evening of readings by poets from around the world who have made a connection with the city of Leeds and its hinterland: Helen Mort, Jeffrey Wainwright, Kimberly Campanello, Jason Allen-Paisant, Caitlin Stobie, and Hannah Copley. Tickets (standard price) £6 Box Office: 01133760318 Follow link above to book…
What is the relationship between poetry, creativity and animism? Do poets consider their writing as a form of animist practice? As a collaboration between the 2019-20 Sadler Seminar Series “Animist Engagements: Creativity, Ecology and Indigeneity” and the University of Leeds Poetry Centre, this public event invites poets to both consider and perform the relationship between…
Hosted by the University of Leeds Poetry Centre in aid of Child.org’s ‘Team Mum’ campaign. You are invited to Leeds’s first ever poetry charity ‘cabaret’ (think performance poetry with wine!). Expect a mixture of students, staff and local Leeds poets sharing their thoughts in verse on the theme of parenthood and/or childhood.  Confirmed speakers so…
Book Launch of Opposite: Poems, Philosophy and Coffee by Aaron Meskin and Helen Mort with jazz from Skwid Ink (Tight Lines) and hip-hop DJ set from Greg Surmacz (Paper Tiger/Captain Over) Co-sponsored by the Centre for Aesthetics, HPBC, The State of the Arts, and The University of Leeds Poetry Centre. What happens when poetry and…
Douglas Caster Fellow Vahni Capildeo and renowned poet Malika Booker are taking part in a  spectacular evening of Caribbean culture, poetry and music  on 27th March. Further information and tickets here: https://bit.ly/2Hx42hK.
Join us at 18.30 on March 14 2019 for a reading of her own work by Jacqueline Bishop. Jacqueline is an award-winning photographer, painter, and writer born and raised in Jamaica, who now lives in New York City. Her books include Faun, Snapshots from Istanbul, The River’s Song, and The Gymnast. This event is in…
Peepal Tree Press, University of Leeds Poetry Centre and Leeds Lit Fest invite you to celebrate 34 years of Peepal Tree Press. MCs Malika Booker and Khadijah Ibrahim in conversation and reading with  Jacqueline Bishop, Anthony Joseph, Roger Robinson, Nick Mahoka, Desiree Reynolds, Degna Stone, Jacob Ross and Seni Seneviratne. All welcome.
Join us for a reading of his own work by poet Zaffar Kunial in the Alumni Room of the School of English at 18.30. Tickets here.
Join us in the School of English on 6th December for an evening of poetry celebrating Martin Bell, Gregory Fellow at the University of Leeds from 1967-69, and launching a posthumous collection of his translations of the French Surrealist poet, Robert Desnos.