Poetry & Audience

Poetry & Audience is published biannually in the School of English at the University of Leeds. Founded in 1953 it is one of the longest running poetry magazines in the UK, providing a forum for new writers to have their work read alongside that of more established poets. The editors have always been drawn from the graduate students at the school bringing a variety of new priorities and fresh minds to the choosing and presentation of the writing.

Previous contributors have included:

  • Carol Ann Duffy
  • Ian Duhig
  • Tony Harrison
  • Seamus Heaney
  • Ted Hughes
  • Philip Larkin
  • Liz Lochead
  • Peter Porter.

Issue 43:2 is currently on sale at the University at £3.00 per issue and is available via mail (address below). If you would like to sell the magazine at your outlet, or have any ideas of places near you that would be interested in either selling or advertising Poetry & Audience please let us know (engpanda@leeds.ac.uk).

Submissions for the next issue are welcomed from all quarters. All styles are suitable and we have no age limits or other such biases. Translations are also considered and we are always on the lookout for good short prose and reviews of recent publications (please make sure they are correctly and fully referenced). Please don't worry if it takes a little while for us to respond. We aim to respond within 12 weeks but this is not always possible.

Annual subscriptions to Poetry and Audience cover two issues, Winter and Summer; and include a free back issue for new subscribers.
The costs are £6 (UK), £7 (Overseas) for individuals; and £7 (UK) and £9 (Overseas) for institutions. Cheques should be made payable to The University of Leeds.

All submissions, subscriptions, and correspondence should be sent to the below. Overseas submissions must include sufficient IRCs to cover return postage.

The Editors
Poetry and Audience
The School of English
University of Leeds
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom


Email: engpanda@leeds.ac.uk
Fax: 00 44 (0)113 233 4774

The Alison Morland Poetry Prize was set up in memory of a student at the School of English by her parents. The annual competition is open to undergraduate students at the school; along with the prize of £50 for the winner, also the winning poem is published in Poetry & Audience. The competition links the magazine to the student community at Leeds and can give an initial boost to a writer beginning to take their first steps.