Leeds Contribution to the Ripples of Hope Festival


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 inspired by the Declaration of Human Rights and  the Romantic poet Percy Shelley’s famous statement that ‘poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world’. The event takes place in Manchester from the 15-19 September.