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Buy the pamphlets now

 News New pamphlets by Janine Bradbury, Eira Murphy, and Eric Yip are now available! Check out our Pamphlets page for more details.

Pamphlets page

Established in 2017, ignitionpress is an award-winning poetry pamphlet press with an international outlook which publishes original, arresting poetry from emerging poets.

Pamphlets published by the press have so far received five Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice selections (for A Hurry of English by Mary Jean Chan, Alycia Pirmohamed’s Hinge, Ripe by Isabelle Baafi, Fathima Zahra’s Sargam / Swargam, and When the Flies Come by Fahad Al-Amoudi). Hinge by Alycia Pirmohamed was also shortlisted for the Michael Marks Poetry Award, 2020, and the press won the Michael Marks Publishers' Award in 2021.

You can find out more about the press and how we work in this interview on the Friday Poem website with our Managing Editor, Les Robinson, or watch this short video that we produced for the Michael Marks Awards, 2021.

About our pamphlets

Our most recent three new pamphlets by Janine Bradbury, Eira Murphy, and Eric Yip are available to buy! You can find out more about them on the Pamphlets page.

You can watch the online launch of these pamphlets and previous launches at the bottom of this page or on our YouTube channel.

Each of our pamphlets costs either £5 or £6, and you can buy three for £13. Find out more about the poets, and the pamphlets on their dedicated pages. You can also sign up for our Newsletter, and follow the Poetry Centre on Facebook, Twitter/X, and Instagram.

Please be aware that, owing to new tax rules, we, like other small presses, are currently unable to ship to EU countries, unless you are happy for us to send the pamphlets 'delivered duty unpaid', which may make you liable for import costs. If so, please let us know when ordering. We are very sorry about this and hope to be able to resume regular postage to the EU soon.

The ignitionpress list

All of the pamphlets published by ignitionpress that are currently in print are available from our online shop: 

  • When the Flies Come by Fahad Al-Amoudi
  • Ripe by Isabelle Baafi
  • Sometimes Real Love Comes Quick & Easy by Janine Bradbury
  • Radical Pairings by Clementine E Burnley
  • He Said I Was a Peach by Katie Byford
  • Finishing School by Michaela Coplen
  • Glean by Patrick James Errington
  • Lung Iron by Daniel Fraser
  • Naming Bones by Joanna Ingham
  • Trimming the Wick by Laboni Islam
  • City Poems by Mia Kang

Three pamphlets have sold out:

  • A Hurry of English by Mary Jean Chan
  • There's No Such Thing by Lily Blacksell
  • Kismet by Jennifer Lee Tsai

The website has specific pages about our poets and their pamphlets.

  • Hush by Majella Kelly
  • Whetstone by Eira Murphy
  • Hinge by Alycia Pirmohamed
  • Kitchen Boombox by Jacob Anthony Ramírez
  • Staircase by Zein Sa'dedin
  • The Bullshit Cosmos by Sarah Shapiro
  • Ephebos by Kostya Tsolakis
  • Shadow Dogs by Natalie Whittaker
  • Exposure by Eric Yip
  • Sargam / Swargam by Fathima Zahra
  • Small Inheritances by Belinda Zhawi

Our most recent launch

The most recent ignitionpress launch of pamphlets by Clementine E Burnley, Laboni Islam, and Fahad Al-Amoudi is available to watch on this page and via our YouTube channel.

If you have any questions about the video, please let us know: ignitionpress@brookes.ac.uk

Previous launch events