Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre Collection

  • The Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre Collection has been set up in collaboration with the Poetry Centre and comprises contemporary poetry books that have been shortlisted for 6 poetry prizes in the UK, Ireland, United States and beyond.

    The collection also includes the poetry pamphlets published by ignition press, a new poetry imprint set up by the Poetry Centre in 2018.

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  • Discover the Collection and the Prizes

    * TS Eliot Prize for Poetry (UK) awarded by The Poetry Book Society
    * Forward Prize for Poetry, Best Collection (UK) awarded by the  Forward Arts Foundation
    * Irish Times Poetry Now (Ireland) presented at the annual Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
    * National Book Award for Poetry (USA) awarded by the National Book Foundation
    * PEN Award for Poetry in Translation awarded by PEN America
    * Corneliu M Popescu Prize for European Poetry in Translation

    The books can be found in the Headington Library on Level 4 (Zone D) and they can all be borrowed.
    You can also download a list of all the titles in the collection.

  • Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre

    The Poetry Centre is based within the Department of English and Modern Languages at Brookes. It actively promotes poetry through its Weekly Poem initiative which showcases the work of independent presses and their poets. It also offers podcasts featuring local poets and hosts an annual programme of events including conferences, research seminars, workshops, exhibitions, readings, and community projects. In February 2016 the Poetry Centre celebrated its inaugural International Poetry Competition with an event at Oxford Brookes. In 2018 it established ignition press with the aim of publishing poetry pamphlets from emerging and established international writers.

    Check their website for links to a wealth of poetry-related links such as publishers, poetry societies and organizations, online texts and recordings, and resources for poets.