Certain Prose of the English Intelligencer
Cover image for the 2nd edition by Jack Coulthard
Editors: Neil Pattison, Reitha Pattison, Luke Roberts
The book is available for purchase from Mountain Press.
The Centre for Modernist Studies proudly funded the 1st (Feb 2012) and part-funded the revised 2nd (2014) editions of Certain Prose of The English Intelligencer. Founded and edited by the Sussex poet and academic Andrew Crozier and Peter Riley, The English Intelligencer was privately circulated to British poets and ran to 36 issues between 1966 and 1968.
This book brings together a selection of prose works from the legendary poetry circular The English Intelligencer (1966–68), one of the definitive documents of later twentieth-century British poetry. Its shifting cast of contributors included such major figures in modernist poetry as Andrew Crozier, John James, Barry MacSweeney, J.H. Prynne, and Peter Riley. The correspondence and essays published here for the first time represent the discourse of an extraordinary group of young poets struggling collectively and independently to articulate the terms of a radical poetics.