Events

Sean O’Brien’s tenth book of poems, It Says Here, is to be published by Picador in May 2020. It combines a new collection of poems and the book-length poem Hammersmith. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the T.S. Eliot and Forward Prizes. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University. All welcome….

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Celebrating the publication of the first Brotherton Poetry Prize Anthology by Carcanet. The launch event will include readings by the five poets shortlisted for the Brotherton Poetry Prize. The first Brotherton Poetry Prize attracted over four hundred entries. The five shortlisted poets, Pete Green, Maeve Henry, Dane Holt, Majella Kelly and Robyn Maree Pickens, will…
Loss takes many forms – from losing a precious watch to the loss of an important relationship. Loss comes, too, in a spectrum of experiences: the shattering death of a loved one, the loss of a country you’ve had to leave, the loss of a job you enjoyed – right down to the mundane annoyance…
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…
Ailbhe Darcy grew up in Dublin and currently lives in Cardiff. She is the author of two full-length collections, Imaginary Menagerie (2011) and Insistence (2018). The latter won the Wales Book of the Year Award 2019 and was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Irish Times Award. All welcome. Admission free. Photograph…
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…
Pascale Petit was born in Paris, grew up in France and Wales and lives in Cornwall. She is of French/Welsh/Indian heritage. Her seventh poetry collection Mama Amazonica, published by Bloodaxe in 2017. It won the 2018 RSL Ondaatje Prize, was shortlisted for the Roehampton Poetry Prize, and was a Poetry Book Society Choice. Petit’s sixth collection,…
Carlos Soto Román (born Valparaíso, Chile, 1977) is a pharmacist, poet and translator and holds a Master of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania. In Chile he has published La Marcha de los Quiltros (1999), Haikú Minero (2007), Cambio y Fuera (2009), 11 (2017) and d=m/v (2018). In Philadelphia USA he was a member of The New Philadelphia Poets, a student of the…
Kendel Hippolyte is a poet, playwright and director from St Lucia. He has published seven collections of poetry, the latest being Wordplanting (Peepal tree, 2019). His 2013 collection Fault Lines won the Bocas Poetry Prize and he is the holder of a St Lucia Gold Medal of Merit for Contribution to the Arts. His writing ranges…
Poet Zaffar Kunial will be reading work inspired by his recent residency at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth. Zaffar was commissioned by the Museum to explore the enigmatic and extraordinary Patrick Brontë as part of their bicentennial celebrations. A selection of Brontë related manuscripts will be on display from the University of Leeds Library’s…
Professor Edward Chamberlin, author of Come Back to Me My Language: Poetry and the West Indies, will give a talk followed by a question and answer session. There will also be a guest reading by Jamaican Laureate Lorna Goodison. J. Edward Chamberlin is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto….