Dr Kayleigh Campbell, Creative Writing Ph.D.
Admissions Manager & English Language Support at Northern School of Contemporary Dance.
Editorial Board for Grist (The University of Huddersfield). I also do freelance poetry manuscript editing.
A poet, mainly. My debut collection Matryoshka was published with Verve Poetry Press in April 2022. Available here . You can also buy my first poetry pamphlet, Keepsake, here published by Maytree Press in 2019.
I live in Leeds with my partner Joe, our daughter Eliza, son Alex & our cat Theo.
Instagram | @kayyyleigh
Chemistry at The Chemic Tavern on 24/11/2023. Headlining alongside Ian Humphreys.
Stargazing which features in Matryoshka was shortlisted for the 2021 Bridport Prize.
In the salmon pink painted waiting room
she reads a pamphlet about diabetes.
In the box room through the door
the nurse collects her blood in a vacutainer
and asks is this decision supported?
Yes & no,
like everything in this fucking world.
In a another room beyond that
she is asked do you want to look?
At the miniature milky way on the screen.
Years from now she might carry a star
but now she’s no divine mother, only a telescope.
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