Poetry Centre

  • Ignition Press
  • 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. 

    Buy the pamphlets now

    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, and Glean by Patrick James Errington, are on sale now from our online Shop (though please note that Mary Jean's pamphlet is now sold out!). Each pamphlet costs £5, and you can buy three for £12. The pamphlets were launched at London's Poetry Cafe on Wednesday 7 March, in Oxford at the Society Cafe on Thursday 8 March, and at the Oxford Literary Festival on Sunday 25 March. 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.

    Find out more about these writers and 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, Twitter, and Instagram.

    About the press

    Niall Munro, Director of the Poetry Centre, is also the Director of the ignitionpress Editorial Board, and is 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).

    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).