Poetry Centre

Events

  • Upcoming Events

  • Past Events

    • ignitionpress London launch: Joanna Ingham, Sarah Shapiro, and Jennifer Lee Tsai

      ignitionpress London launch: Joanna Ingham, Sarah Shapiro, and Jennifer Lee Tsai

      Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre’s ignitionpress launches its latest three pamphlets by Joanna Ingham, Sarah Shapiro and Jennifer Lee Tsai. Tickets are free, but registration is advised!

    • A reading by Gillian Allnutt

      A reading by Gillian Allnutt

      Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture and Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre are delighted to welcome Gillian Allnutt to Oxford.

    • The Next Wave: Canadian Poetry in the 21st Century

      The Next Wave: Canadian Poetry in the 21st Century

      Join Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre and Waterstones to celebrate the recent publication of a new survey of Canadian poetry now! Featuring readings by Chad Campbell, James Arthur, Stephanie Warner, and the editor of the anthology, Jim Johnstone, this event will give you a taste of the best of Canadian poetry.

    • Beatin

      Beatin' the Blues - a jazz/poetry concert

      Join us for a night of jazz and poetry as electronic/jazz band Wandering Wires play alongside our poetry competition winners.

    • Cultural Diversity in Literature: a Discussion

      Cultural Diversity in Literature: a Discussion

      Novelist, critic, and academic Elleke Boehmer discusses issues relating to cultural diversity in literature with novelist Karin Amatmoekrim and poet/producer Malik Ameer Crumpler.

    • Activism – open mic poetry night

      Activism – open mic poetry night

      We invite local poets and Oxford Brookes students to read and perform work inspired by the themes of this year's Oxford Human Rights Festival and LGBTQ+ History Month.

    • MacGillivray and Niall McDevitt

      MacGillivray and Niall McDevitt

      Join Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre for a double reading by two compelling voices! Tickets are free, but places are limited. Please book via the link.

    • James Arthur, Gale Burns and Natalie Whittaker

      James Arthur, Gale Burns and Natalie Whittaker

      Join us for this exciting reading featuring three award-winning poets! Tickets are free, but places are limited. Please register at the link.

    • Wretched Strangers - poetry anthology launch

      Wretched Strangers - poetry anthology launch

      The Oxford launch of Wretched Strangers, a poetry anthology edited by JT Welsch and Ágnes Lehóczky that marks and celebrates the contribution of non-UK born writers to the country's poetry scene.

    • The Poetic Arts of Africa: Creative and Critical Voices, with Kwame Dawes

      The Poetic Arts of Africa: Creative and Critical Voices, with Kwame Dawes

      The Poetry Centre is delighted to collaborate with TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities) on this discussion with TORCH visiting professor and prize-winning poet Kwame Dawes, which will range widely across a number of critical issues in contemporary African poetry and publishing. Professor Dawes will be joined by JC Niala, Nana Aforiatta-Ayim, and the Poetry Centre's ignitionpress poet Belinda Zhawi.