Gregory Leadbetter

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Gregory Leadbetter’s books of poetry include Balanuve, with photographs by Phil Thomson (Broken Sleep, 2021), Maskwork (Nine Arches Press, 2020) – longlisted for the Laurel Prize 2021 – The Fetch (Nine Arches Press, 2016), and the pamphlet The Body in the Well (HappenStance Press, 2007). Recent work for the BBC includes the extended poem Metal City (2023). A song-cycle featuring poems from The Fetch by the composer and pianist Eric McElroy has been performed internationally, and a recording with the tenor James Gilchrist was released in 2023.

As a critic he publishes widely on the history and practice of poetry, and his book Coleridge and the Daemonic Imagination was awarded the University English Book Prize 2012. He is Professor of Poetry at Birmingham City University.

Gregory's pamphlet, Caliban, was published by Dare-Gale Press in Spring, 2023.


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