British and Irish Journal 2 launch

In advance of the imminent publication of the Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry Volume 2, Number 1 (see, a launch event will be held at University of Cork in association with SoundEye.

Featuring papers by Alex Davis, Sam Ladkin, Robert Sheppard and Scott Thurston.

Venue: University College Cork, O’Rahilly Building, Room 1.23, Cork City, Ireland, 16 March 2010, 6 pm – 7 pm.


Poster (PDF):

Salford launch of The British and Irish Journal of Innovative Poetry

A reminder that the launch of the Journal of British and Irish Innovative
Poetry (eds Robert Sheppard and Scott Thurston) is at the University of
Salford on Wednesday 9 December at 4 pm.

There will be speeches and discussion of the journal, as well as an
opportunity for readers and contributors to the journal to meet with
editorial board members.

Guest Speakers:

Christine Kennedy, Leeds Trinity & All Saints

Allen Fisher, Manchester Metropolitan University

Ian Davidson, University of Wales at Bangor

Followed by discussion and drinks.

All Welcome. Free entry.

Address: Room 103, Crescent House, University of Salford, Greater
Manchester, M5 4WT

Directions here:


More about the journal:

Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry


The journal will centre on the poetic writings that have appeared in Britain and Ireland since the late 1950s under various categorizations: for example 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 by anthologies such as Children of Albion (1969), A Various Art (1987), The New British Poetry (1988), Floating Capital (1991), Conductors of Chaos (1996), Out of Everywhere (1996), Foil (2000), Anthology of British and Irish Poetry (2001) and Vanishing Points (2004).

Edited by Scott Thurston & Robert Sheppard