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The University of Leeds Poetry Centre will be taking part in the forthcoming Ilkley Literature Festival from 28th September to 14th October. In a packed and exciting programme, Poetry Centre members and affiliates can be found at the following events: Voices of Light and Dark: Director of the University of Leeds Poetry Centre, Professor John Whale, will be…
Current Leverhulme Research Fellow, Rachel Bower, has published her new collection Moon Milk. The collection takes a frank, unflinching look at the joys and challenges of modern parenting, pregnancy, birth and early childhood and explores such themes as loss, shame, transformation and betrayal. The collection is published by Valley Press. More information and details of how to…
Douglas Caster Fellow Vahni Capildeo’s new collection Venus as a Bear is now available from Carcanet. The collection – spanning such diverse subject matter as animals, art, language, the sea, thinghood, metaphor, description, and dance – is the Poetry Book Society’s summer choice. For further information, reviews and where to buy, visit Carcanet.
We are delighted to announce that Hannah Copley won first prize in this year’s York Literature Festival / YorkMix Poetry Competition with her poem ‘Haworth, 1855’.  The poetry competition (now one of Britain’s most prestigious), attracted 856 poems from more than 400 poets. Current Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Rachel Bower, also won fourth prize with…