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Leeds Trinity lecturer edits Yorkshire poetry anthology

Posted on 01 August 2017

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​​Leeds Trinity University lecturer and poet Oz Hardwick has co-edited a poetry anthology about Yorkshire, which will be launched today (Yorkshire Day) by Valley Press.

Paying tribute to Yorkshire as a world-famous destination, the anthology features contributions from Britain's Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Ian and Andrew McMillan, Antony Dunn, Helen Mort and many more – including Leeds Trinity lecturers Oz and Amina Alyal, and Creative Writing alumni Gill Lambert and Hannah Stone.

It was edited by adopted Yorkshiremen Miles Salter and Oz Hardwick.

Oz, a Professor of English and Creative Writing at Leeds Trinity University, said:

"The oldest poem recorded in the English language is from Whitby, so Yorkshire has claim to the longest tradition of English poetry! It has a vibrant and rightly celebrated literary culture today, and no collection could claim to be 'definitive,' but this anthology gathers a representative selection of poems on different aspects of the county from both 'big names' in contemporary poetry and some of the most interesting writers from the region. It makes for a very diverse and rewarding collection."

The Valley Press Anthology of Yorkshire Poetry will be officially launched this evening at 8.00pm at The Basement, City Screen, Coney Street, York, with readings and live music.

The anthology is available to purchase for £9.99 at Valley Press UK.