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 Our latest three pamphlets, by Fahad Al-Amoudi, Clementine E Burnley, and Laboni Islam, are now available! Check out the pamphlets page for more details.

About our pamphlets

Our most recent three new pamphlets by Fahad Al-Amoudi, Clementine E Burnley, and Laboni Islam 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, 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.

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: When the Flies Come by Fahad Al-Amoudi, Ripe by Isabelle Baafi (Poetry Book Society Spring Pamphlet Choice, 2021), 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, 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 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