Poetry Centre

  • Ignition Press
  • Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre is home to ignitionpress 

    Established in 2017, ignitionpress is a poetry pamphlet press with an international outlook which publishes original, arresting poetry from emerging poets. In the future, we plan to work with established poets who are developing interim or special projects. Pamphlets published by the press have so far received three Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice selections (for A Hurry of English, Hinge, and Ripe) and Hinge by Alycia Pirmohamed was also shortlisted for the Michael Marks Poetry Award, 2020.

    Buy the pamphlets now

    Please be aware that, owing to new tax rules, we, like other small presses, are currently unable to ship to EU countries. We are very sorry about this and hope to be able to resume postage to the EU soon.

    Our latest published pamphlets are Ripe by Isabelle Baafi (Poetry Book Society Spring Pamphlet Choice, 2021), Lung Iron by Daniel Fraser, and Ephebos by Kostya Tsolakis. Learn more about the pamphlets on this page.

    In August 2021, we will be publishing new pamphlets by Katie Byford, Zein Sa'dedin, and Fathima Zahra. Stay tuned to this website for more details, or follow us on social media (details below).

    Previous pamphlets published by ignitionpress are available from our online ShopGlean by Patrick James Errington, Naming Bones by Joanna Ingham, City Poems by Mia Kang, Hush by Majella Kelly, Kismet by Jennifer Lee Tsai, Hinge by Alycia Pirmohamed (Poetry Book Society Summer Pamphlet Choice, 2020 and shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award for Poetry, 2020), The Bullshit Cosmos by Sarah Shapiro, Shadow Dogs by Natalie Whittaker, and Small Inheritances by Belinda Zhawi. Two pamphlets: A Hurry of English by Mary Jean Chan (Poetry Book Society Summer Pamphlet Choice, 2018) and There's No Such Thing by Lily Blacksell have sold out.

    Each pamphlet costs £5, and you can buy three for £12. You can find out more about all the poets and their work on our dedicated page.

    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 us: ignitionpress@brookes.ac.uk