Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre is home to ignitionpress

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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 four Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice selections (for A Hurry of English, Hinge, Ripe, and Sargam / Swargam). 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.

 News Winner of the Michael Marks Publishers' Award, 2021!

About our pamphlets

Our latest pamphlets are by Michaela Coplen and Jacob Anthony Ramírez, and are out now! Click on the Pamphlets link above to find out more about them.

The online launch of these pamphlets took place on Saturday 16 July and you can watch it at the bottom of this page.

You can watch the previous launches of pamphlets by Isabelle Baafi, Kostya Tsolakis and Daniel Fraser and by Katie Byford, Fathima Zahra, and Zein Sa'dedin on our YouTube page.

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 FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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.

And 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.

The ignitionpress list

All of the pamphlets published by ignitionpress that are currently in print are available from our online Shop: Ripe by Isabelle Baafi (Poetry Book Society Spring Pamphlet Choice, 2021), 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, City Poems by Mia Kang, Hinge by Alycia Pirmohamed, Hush by Majella Kelly, 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, Sargam / Swargam by Fathima Zahra (Poetry Book Society Winter Pamphlet Choice, 2021), and Small Inheritances by Belinda Zhawi.

Three pamphlets: A Hurry of English by Mary Jean Chan, There's No Such Thing by Lily Blacksell, and Kismet by Jennifer Lee Tsai have sold out.

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


Please note that ignitionpress is not accepting submissions at the moment, 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

Our most recent launch

The most recent ignitionpress launch of pamphlets by Michaela Coplen and Jacob Anthony Ramírez is available to watch. Please note that you can switch between different views by clicking on the icon in the top-right hand corner of the screen. In the interests of accessibility, the poems that the poets read are shared here. Closed captioning can be turned on and off by clicking on the CC link at the bottom of the screen. You can skip from one part of the launch to another by using the time slider at the bottom of the screen or by clicking on the 'up' arrow, which will allow you to see and navigate through the 'chapters' of the recording.

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

Previous launch events