Each of the essays in this special issue tackles one or more of the questions that concern the interconnectedness of discourse about race and poetry in the UK and present new ways of thinking, each a unique vector intended to redress the rigid accepted boundaries of innovative poetry in the UK and within its wider largely Anglophone context. Redrawing the constellations of avant-garde and innovative writing in Britain necessarily opens up a much-belated recognition of histories and practices that have remained unacknowledged—radical and experimental works belonging to as well as challenging at times intersecting, at times parallel, at times divergent, traditions that now must be meaningfully situated alongside one another.

Editors: Sandeep Parmar (Guest Editor)



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