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.