The Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry centres on poetic writings appearing in Britain and Ireland since the late 1950s. These varied poetic practices have been described as avant-garde, underground, linguistically innovative, second-wave Modernist, neo-modernist, non-mainstream, the British Poetry Revival, the parallel tradition, formally innovative, or experimental and have been produced in geographic clusters, such as the Cambridge School or the London School or Morden Tower.
These broad movements have spawned a variety of formal and conceptual poetics, including: concrete poetry; performance writing; hybrid writing; writing that explores the interplay between orality and literacy; Black studies; diasporic approaches; translational experiments; macaronic writing and hybridisations of the English language.
The Journal recognises that these terms, and the communities of writers and readers they refer to, are always shifting, contested and sometimes controversial, often productively so. As such, we are interested in a critical and expansive understanding of ‘innovative’ poetic writing, both within and extending beyond the bounds of the particular traditions outlined here.
The journal is co-edited by Scott Thurston (University of
Salford), Gareth Farmer (University of Bedfordshire). Vicky Sparrow (University
of Nottingham) is Reviews editor. The editors are supported by the Editorial
and Editorial Board (see here)
Please review the masthead under the ‘About’ section above for a general sense of our focus. We are keen to promote as wide a range of studies of poetry in the field as possible, whether as single-author studies, multi-author studies or via themed approaches. This scope is summarised in the following types of publication:
We are also interested in contributions which diverge from the traditional format of the academic article, to include:
If you have any particular accessibility requirements around the process of preparing and submitting your manuscript, please do contact us at S.Thurston@salford.ac.uk / 0161 205 3597 or Gareth.Farmer@beds.ac.uk / 01234 793190, and we will do what we can to provide appropriate support.
The Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry
was previously published by Gylphi Ltd (2009-2014). Please see our Audio-Visual
section for a gallery of the covers and contents of the first run of ten issues (see here)
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