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  • Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre is delighted to announce the launch of ignitionpress.

    ignitionpress is a new poetry pamphlet press with an international outlook which publishes original, arresting poetry from emerging poets, and established poets working on interim or special projects. 

    Niall Munro, Director of the Poetry Centre, is also the Director of the ignitionpress Editorial Board, and will be collaborating with Managing Editor Les Robinson, who was the founder and director of the renowned poetry publisher tall-lighthouse until 2011. Les was responsible for the first publications of Helen Mort, Emily Berry, Sarah Howe, Adam O’Riordan, and Liz Berry, plus many other poets active on the current UK poetry scene. He will work closely with ignitionpress poets in order to create pamphlets aimed at achieving recognition for the poets and the press.

    The Editorial Board also includes Oxford-based poet Alan Buckley (author of the acclaimed pamphlets The Long Haul and Shiver), and Claire Cox (poet and Head of Business Development in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes). There is more information about our Board members here.

    The Editorial Board is very excited to reveal that the first three poets to be published by ignitionpress will be Lily Blacksell, Mary Jean Chan, and Patrick James Errington. You can find out more about these writers on our Poets page.

    The first three pamphlets will be published and on sale in early 2018, and will be accompanied by a series of launch events. In the meantime you can keep up with the progress of ignitionpress by checking this website, signing up for our Weekly Poem email (which doubles as our newsletter), or by following the Poetry Centre on Facebook and Twitter.