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.

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Special issue on Peter Larkin
Posted by Scott Thurston on 2020-05-19

We are delighted to publish the first article in our special collection based on the symposium ‘Peter Larkin: Poetry, Phenomenology, and Ecology’ which took place at the University of Warwick on 26th of April 2017. It is guest edited by Professor Emma Mason of the University of Warwick. A report detailing the symposium by Gabriel James de Sousa was published in Volume 11, Issue 1, 2019. The first [...]

Special issue on Race
Posted by Scott Thurston on 2020-04-17

We are delighted to report that the first three articles of our special issue on Race and Innovative Poetry, guest-edited by Professor Sandeep Parmar of the University of Liverpool, have now been published. The authors are Dai George (University College London); Nisha Ramayya (Queen Mary, University of London) and Mary Jean Chan (Oxford Brookes University). More articles by Romana Huk, Dave [...]