Poetry By Design: a Reappraisal of Concrete and Visual Poetry We are delighted to announce the opening of a new exhibition at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery (Parkinson Building, University of Leeds) curated by Professor Fiona Becket and Dr Emma Trott which examines creativity and visual poetics. The exhibition explores visual and concrete poetry,…
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…

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Poet and critic Professor Stephanie Burt (University of Harvard) will give a public reading and talk 5.30-7.00 pm in the Foyer of the School of English, as part of her UK book tour, at the invitation of the University of Leeds Poetry Centre. Please do come, and circulate the information to your students and poetry-loving…
The final School of Night meeting of this year’s academic year.  Theme: Food and Drink.
Join us in celebrating the launch of the Verse Matters anthology, and to hear some of the contributors read. The anthology aims to harness the power of everyday, human stories in times of inequality and xenophobia.
Penultimate School of Night meeting of this year’s academic year.  Theme: Dreams and Sleep.
Next School of Night meeting. Theme: the Movies.
Next School of Night meeting.  Theme: Statues, Sculptures and Monuments.
Inaugural School of Night meeting. Theme: Snow.
Join us for the inaugural reading by award-winning poet Simon Armitage, in celebration of his recent appointment as our first Professor of Poetry.
The University of Leeds is delighted to celebrate the eightieth birthday of Tony Harrison, one of the most important poets writing in the UK today.