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Stephanie Sy-Quia is a writer, teacher, and printmaker based in London. Her debut Amnion is the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award, a Somerset Maugham Award, and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Her debut collection, Amnion, was published in November 2021 by Granta Poetry. All welcome. Admission free.
Embark, from Picador, is the latest collection from multi-award-winning poet Sean O’Brien. Join us to hear him read from this important new work on Thursday 1st December at 18.00 in the foyer of the School of English. ‘Given the nature of our times, his voice is an essential one: there is no other poet currently…
Join us for the launch of Caitlin Stobie’s impressive debut collection Thin Slices, published by Verve Poetry Press. Thin Slices is an explosive collection of experiments in poetry, psychology and science. Flitting between lightness and the literary, Caitlin Stobie explores womanhood and the environment through a multitude of tiny worlds.Set between South Africa and the United…
Jason Allen-Paisant – winner of the 2022 OCM Bocas Prize for poetry – joins Shivanee Ramlochan, Malika Booker, and Adam Lowe for readings and conversations with Emily Zobel Marshall. ALL WELCOME. FREE EVENT.
The University of Leeds Poetry Showcase will take place on October 19th, both live – at All Saints Church, Ilkley – and online. The showcase brings together readings from a number of exceptional poets associated with the Centre: Kimberly Campanello, Matt Howard, Lydia Kennaway, Zaffar Kunial, Caitlin Stobie, and John Whale. Also sharing his award-winning…
                                            ‘Babylon 29’ by Jacqueline Bishop   The University of Leeds Poetry Centre is delighted to be able to host the online launch of Stand volume 19: number 4 on May 25 at 18.00. This issue guest-edited by Malika Booker and Shara McCallum  facilitates conversations between African American, Black British, & Caribbean Women & Women-Identifying…
Join us for a reading by the poets Kebedech TEKLEAB, Mihret KEBEDE, Misrak TEREFE, Hama TUMA, Bedilu WAKJIRA and Alemu TEBEJE, and translator, Chris BECKETT.  The readings will be in Amharic followed by English translations and they will be accompanied by Ethiopian music and discussion. The event is hosted by the University of Leeds Poetry …
Join us for the launch of the second Brotherton Poetry Prize anthology published by Carcanet on Monday 25 April at 7.30 – 9.00 in the Workshop Theatre on Cavendish Road near the entrance to the University campus. Tickets are free, but please register via Eventbrite for this event. Winning poets Lauren Pope, Helen Kay, Lucy…
The University of Leeds Poetry Centre and the School of English  are collaborating with Nanyang Technological University Singapore on ‘Ecoimaginings 2021’, an online conference to be held on the mornings of 11 and 12 December. This  conference is organized by the Asia Creative Writing Programme with the support of the National Arts Council of Singapore….
9 November, 7.00pm GMT Simon Armitage performs some of his own poetry at the heart of the recently transformed Wordsworth museum in Grasmere, now known as ‘Wordsworth Grasmere’. In celebration of the building’s £6.5 million reimagining, Simon was invited to perform in the new space against a backdrop of William Wordsworth’s own words. You can…