The Brotherton Poetry Prize is a new poetry prize from The University of Leeds Poetry Centre, aimed at nurturing the work of previously-unpublished poets. The judging panel is made up of Leeds’ Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage; writer, broadcaster and former University Chancellor Melvyn Bragg; poets and University cultural fellows Dr Vahni Capildeo and Malika Booker; Poetry Centre Director Professor John Whale and University Librarian Stella Butler.
In this inaugural year, Laura has been longlisted for The Brotherton Poetry Prize.
The winner will receive the opportunity to develop their creative practice with the University of Leeds Poetry Centre. The poems of the five shortlisted poets will be published as an anthology by respected publisher Carcanet Press, and all five will be invited to take part in a series of readings and events at the University of Leeds and other Yorkshire venues.