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Friday, May 29, 2015

Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry goes Open Access!

The Open Library of Humanities is extremely pleased to announce that the journal that I started with Scott Thurston, the Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, will be the first subscription journal to move to the completely open-access model offered by the OLH. The journal, previously published by Gylphi, centres 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.

More here.


The eagle-eyed will notice that I have stepped down as one of the editors of the journal. Perhaps I should explain that (I should explain that: in case anybody thinks it is disagreement or pique that made me jump); I had always decided to leave, before I’d even set it up! I see (or saw) my role as setting up provisional institutions and then moving on to set up new ones. Also there is a clear younger generation of scholars capable of furthering the journal’s aims! (I’m still on the board, so I'm still on-board, so to speak.)

See the Bill Griffiths special edition here. The last print edition...

Robert