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  Lauren Pope has been named the winner of the 2021 Brotherton Poetry Prize. Lauren, an American living in Edinburgh, was selected from hundreds of entrants by a panel of judges including Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, Professor of Poetry at Leeds.  She was presented with her award at an event last night, after each shortlisted…
  Kimberly Campanello, Lecturer In the School of English,  and former Douglas Caster Poetry Fellows Zaffar Kunial and Malika Booker, are among the 30 poets from around the world commissioned by Poet Laureate and our own Professor of Poetry, Simon Armitage to take part in Ripples of Hope, a major festival of music and literature…
The University of Leeds Poetry Centre is pleased to be a partner in ‘Inspired by Bragg’, a series of events and activities celebrating the life of Nobel prize winner William Henry Bragg, and commemorating the launch of the new multi-million pound W H Bragg Building at the University of Leeds. As part of the series…
Matt Howard has been appointed to the Douglas Caster Fellowship in Poetry. He is the fifth Fellow and follows in the footsteps of Helen Mort, Malika Booker, Vahni Capildeo, and Zaffar Kunial. Matt’s first full collection, Gall, was published by The Rialto in 2018. It won the 2018 East Anglian Book Award for Poetry, was…
Jason Allen-Paisant will feature in the Wordsworth Trust’s seventh online event in the series “Go to the poets, they will speak to thee”, which is curated and hosted by poet Kim Moore. This series is part reading, part open mic, and each event speaks to a different theme in Wordsworth’s writing. The inspiration in this…
Jason Allen-Paisant’s debut collection Thinking with Trees, published by Carcanet, will be launched online on Wednesday 30th June at 19:00. The event will be hosted by former Douglas Caster Poetry Fellow Malika Booker and will feature readings and audience discussion. Book your place by registering here.
Kimberly Campanello will be taking part in ‘Come, let the blazing truth blind’: readings by Irish writers on the subject of Mother and Baby Homes (17 April 16:00- 17:00 BST). The event, which is co-funded by Poetry Ireland, Maynooth University and The Arts Council, will be introduced by Caelainn Hogan, author of Republic of Shame. There…
On March 6 Poetry Centre colleagues Jason Allen-Paisant and John Whale took part in ‘Writing the Landscape’, a Leeds Lit Fest webinar, along with former Douglas Caster Poetry Fellow Helen Mort and novelist Anna Chilvers. The panel consisted of readings by the authors and a discussion on how landscape has effected and influenced their writing.
The poetry of colleagues Jason Allen-Paisant and Charlotte Eichler is to be featured in Carcanet New Poetries VIII.  They will participate in a launch event to take place on 4 March 19:00 – 20:00 which will also feature poets Suzannah V. Evans and Rebecca Hurst. Registration for the online event costs £2, later redeemable against…