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                                                        Leeds Peace Poetry 2020   The 2020 Leeds Peace Poetry Competition (held in partnership with the Poetry Centre) recently culminated with an online video showcase of the…
Photo: Ror Conaty Poets Kimberly Campanello and Christodoulos Makris have been awarded a 2020/21 Literature Project Award ((Arts Council Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon) to collaboratively explore space-time dimensions of travel in the age of digital/anthropocene. Dublin-based digital publisher Fallow Media will disseminate the result through a discrete digital publication to be released in late…
Our Douglas Caster Fellow in Poetry, Zaffar Kunial, is one of three judges on the panel for this year’s Costa Poetry Award. This year’s shortlist comprises collections by Caroline Bird, Eavan Boland, Martha Sprackland, and Rachel Long.
The Brotherton Poetry Prize 2021 is now open to entries. The prize celebrates and supports new poets. It is open to anyone in the world over the age of 18 who hasn’t yet published a full collection of poems (a chapbook or pamphlet does not count as a full collection). Entries to the competition should…
Kimberly Campanello will be performing on November 6th (18.00-21.00) at The Poetry Jamboree, a festival of innovative poetries and arts.  This year’s Poetry Jamboree Big Zoom Jam represents a return for the event initiated by John Goodby and Lyndon Davies which had its last manifestation at the Hay on Wye festival in 2012. It resumes…
Congratulations to former Douglas Caster Fellow in Poetry Malika Booker who has won the 2020 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. Malika received the award and the £1000 prize at a ceremony on Sunday for her poem ‘The Little Miracles’ which was published in Magma.    
The Centre features prominently at this year’s Ilkley Literature Festival. We are offering an online Poetry Centre Showcase featuring Jason Allen-Paisant, Malika Booker, Kimberly Campanello, Charlotte Eichler, Lydia Kennaway, Zaffar Kunial, Caitlin Stobie, and John Whale. This free event is live on Sunday 25 October at 4pm. John Whale and Rachel Bower are judges for…
Congratulations to former Douglas Caster Fellow and Poetry Centre colleague Malika Booker who has been shortlisted in the Best Poem category for this year’s Forward Prizes for ‘The Little Miracles’ which was published in Magma magazine. The winners will be announced in October.
The latest issue of Poetry & Audience, Vol. 49: Winter 2019, is out. Edited by undergraduates Jake Ferguson, Tife Kusoro,  Eva Liukineviciute, and Lauren Maltas, it contains new poems by Derbhla McDermott, Rachel Bower, Eliza Brooks, Karl O’Hanlon,  Angelica Kinkler, Elizabeth Herring, Holly Miller, Max Shirley, Ruby Carbonell, Lydia Kennaway, E. J. Coates, and Laura…
Acclaimed poet Jackie Kay praises Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow for poems that are “startling in their originality.” In the feature, which introduces favourite authors who “open up the world to you and give you the world back,” Jackie Kay explains how Zaffar Kunial “traces the roots in language to then track the roots in his mixed-race identity,…