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
Lawrence Upton (1949-2020)
Posted by Scott Thurston on 2020-07-31

JBIIP was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Lawrence Upton in February this year. Lawrence was a major figure in British poetry, distinguished in particular for his contribution to sound and visual poetry, and a prolific collaborator. Lawrence contributed an article on Bob Cobbing for our Cobbing special issue (Vol 4, No 2, Sept 2012, Print edition) and we are delighted to published this [...]

Call for papers for Sean Bonney (1969-2019) special issue
Posted by Scott Thurston on 2020-06-05

We are seeking papers for a special issue dedicated to the work of Sean Bonney (1969-2019).   The author of numerous pamphlets and full-length collections, including Our Death (2019), Letters against the Firmament (2015), Happiness (2011), The Commons (2011), Document (2008), Baudelaire in English (2007) and Blade Pitch Control Unit (2005), Bonney was a crucial part of [...]