Writer & Researcher.

Creative Writing PhD Researcher at The University of Huddersfield. My research and writing includes focus on confessional poetry and the theory of Hauntology.  

I work part-time as the Admissions Administrator for Northern School of Contemporary Dance. I am also available for freelance work editing poetry manuscripts.  

A poet, mainly. My debut pamphlet is published with Maytree Press; copies are available to purchase from maytreepress.co.uk. I live in Leeds with my partner Joe, our daughter Eliza & our cat Theo.

Instagram | @poetrykayleigh




Keepsake - Maytree Press, September 2019 (Pamphlet)

Keepsake is a debut collection of poetry by Kayleigh Campbell, and what a treat it is. Although the poems’ subjects are on the edge (of life, land, and sanity), the effective is far from liminal. There is a freshness, clarity and purpose to Campbell’s writing that makes shards of glass glitter in spring’s sun.

– Michael Stewart (author of the best selling novel Ill Will)

Features include:

Anthropocene | Butcher's Dog | Eye Flash Poetry | Ink, Sweat & Tears | Porridge | Stand Magazine & Wild West Press One in, All in Anthology.

Most recent feature:



Longlisted - Yaffle Poetry Prize

Commended - Geoff Stevens Prize

Shortlisted - Streetcake Magazine Experimental Writing Prize

Winner - Gloucestershire Poetry Society, Annual Open Poetry Prize 2019

Features & Collaborations 

Fleeting Constellations - Short student film which featured my poem 'Constellations'.

In The Family Way - a creative installation at The Lawrence Batley Theatre which featured two poems I wrote specifically for the project. The project was designed to honour the theatre's history as a refuge for unwed, pregnant women. 

The Poetry Question - Poetry Question Top Five & Power of Poetry essay. 


Get in touch with me for more information about my previous publications and upcoming releases, as well as my editing services.

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