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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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.