Bi’an Award to be judged by Stand editors Elaine and Jon Glover and Director of University of Leeds Poetry Centre, John Whale.
Vahni Capildeo’s new collection shortlisted for prestigious poetry prize and poem featured in The Guardian.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park has published Flit, a 40th anniversary collection of poems by University of Leeds Professor of Poetry, Simon Armitage.
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…
The School of English is delighted to welcome award-winning poet Simon Armitage as the University of Leeds’ first Professor of Poetry.