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This collection has been set up in collaboration with the Poetry Centre to promote contemporary poetry from the UK, Ireland, United States and beyond. It can be found on Level 4 of the JHB Library in Zone D and all the books can be borrowed.
The Poetry Centre Collection comprises books that have been shortlisted for these 6 poetry prizes:
The Collection also includes the poetry pamphlets published by ignition press, a new poetry imprint set up in 2018 by the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre.
For a full listing of titles in the Oxford Brookes Poetry Collection, you can can view a PDF guide here or browse through this online list of books which includes details of other poetry resources available in Brookes Library.
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.