Poetry Centre

  • Ignition Press
  • Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre recently launched ignitionpress 

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

    Buy the pamphlets now

    Please note that if you would like to buy any two pamphlets together, you should select the Two Poetry Pamphlets option for cheaper postage and packing. If you would like to buy any three pamphlets, you should select the Three Poetry Pamphlets option. If you would like to purchase more than three, please contact us on ignitionpress@brookes.ac.uk

    Our latest pamphlets are Shadow Dogs by Natalie Whittaker and Small Inheritances by Belinda Zhawi. They will be launched at the Poetry Cafe on Thursday 25 October and the Woodstock Poetry Festival on Saturday 10 November. Please join us to celebrate these exciting new pamphlets! You can find out more about the poets on our dedicated page.

    The first three pamphlets to be published by ignitionpress: There's No Such Thing by Lily Blacksell, A Hurry of English by Mary Jean Chan (the Poetry Book Society's Summer Pamphlet Choice, 2018), and Glean by Patrick James Errington, are available from our online Shop. Each pamphlet costs £5, and you can buy three for £12. To sample each pamphlet, just click on the links to read and hear: Brook  by Lily Blacksell, Still Life with Approaching Crow  by Patrick James Errington, and Practice  by Mary Jean Chan. You can also watch the poets read from their work here.

    Find out more about these writers and keep up with the progress of ignitionpress by checking this website, signing up for our Weekly Poem e-mail (which doubles as our newsletter), or by following the Poetry Centre on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

    Please note that ignitionpress is not operating an open submissions policy at this time, but this may change in the future. Please keep an eye on this website and follow us on social media. If you have any questions, please contact Dr Niall Munro (niall.munro@brookes.ac.uk).