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Call for papers - Institute of English Studies & Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre | 09-Oct-14

A call for papers for a two-day conference. Deadline for abstracts: 15 November.

Publicity material for this event says:

This is a call for papers for a two-day conference,Friday 13 March, 2015 - Saturday 14 March, 2015 (venue address: Institute of English Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU), organized by the Institute of English Studies and Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre, which will address the three initiatives: New Generation Poets (1994), Next Generation Poets (2004), and Next Generation Poets 2014. It aims to examine important concerns of contemporary poetry arising from these projects, such as the relationship between poetry and the public, the promotion of poetry through initiatives such as these, and what the selection of the particular poets on these lists can tell us about the state and direction of British poetry at various stages over the past twenty years.

Thus, whilst the organizers encourage engagement with the individual poets and collections selected for each promotion (a full list of the 1994, 2004, and 2014 poets selected is available on the Poetry Book Society's website:, they are also keen to invite reflection upon the relationship between the works of these poets and the initiatives themselves, and will be very interested to receive paper proposals which consider how the work of the 1994 and 2004 poets has developed as a result of the promotion.

The deadline for abstracts is 15 November.

Dr Niall Munro,

Event website

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