About this Journal

The Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry centres on the poetic writings that have appeared in Britain and Ireland since the late 1950s under various categorizations. These include works that are avant-garde, underground, linguistically innovative, second-wave Modernist, non-mainstream, the British Poetry Revival, the parallel tradition, formally innovative, neo-modernist and experimental, while also including the Cambridge School, the London School, concrete poetry, and performance writing. All of these terms have been variously adopted and contested in anthologies and the journal extends scholarly discussion of the ongoing importance of innovative poetic styles and techniques within British and Irish literature.

Latest News
Coming Soon: Special issue on Race
Posted by Tech Birkbeck on 2018-09-04

Edited by Sandeep Parmar Over the past few years, the conversation about race and UK poetry has shifted. 2015 saw Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric win the UK’s Forward Prize for Best Collection, two subsequent wins (Sarah Howe’s T.S. Eliot prize and Vahni Capildeo’s Forward Prize), the formation of the ‘Race & Poetry & Poetics in the UK’ international research group [...]

BJIIP Now on Janeway
Posted by Tech Birkbeck on 2018-09-04

The Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry is now hosted on the Open Library of Humanities journal platform, Janeway.