Events

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…
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, including Helen Mort, Jeffrey Wainwright, Kimberly Campanello, Jason Allen-Paisant, Caitlin Stobie and others. Tickets (standard price) £6 Box Office: 01133760318 Follow link above to book…
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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The Poetry Centre invites you to the launch of Vahni Capildeo’s latest book of poems, Skin Can Hold (Carcanet, 2019). Vahni Capildeo, author of Measures of Expatriation (Forward Prize, 2016), returns with a third Carcanet volume, Skin Can Hold. The collection marks an adventurous departure for a pen-and-paper poet. These texts are the fruit of collaborative experiments in…
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.
Tuesday 19th March, 5.30pm, Alumni Room. Theme: poems about Sheela-na-gigs
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.
School of Night Tuesday 29 Jan 2019, Alumni Room, 5.30pm Theme: trees.
School of Night Tuesday 11th December, 5.30, Alumni Room. Theme: poems about paintings.
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.
A Celebration of Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918) with Vahni Capildeo, Elizabeth Cook, Ian Duhig, Jean Liddiard, Deborah Maccoby, Tony Rudolf, Jeffrey Wainwright, John Whale and others.