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)
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.