Checklist compiled [to December 2004] by Nate Dorward, previously at http://www.natedorward.com/poetry/articles_etc/prynne_checklist.htm . Currently maintained and updated by Michael Tencer. If you have any questions, or if you notice any errors or omissions, please e-mail Michael Tencer at filboidstudge@gmail.com, or write to:


Michael Tencer

57 Onderdonk Road


New York  10990



Last updated 25 November 2012 [with more updates to follow shortly].


With reference to The English Intelligencer, a word of explanation. This worksheet came out between 1965 and 1968, under the editorship of Andrew Crozier (1st ser.), Peter Riley (2nd ser.), and Andrew Crozier again (3rd ser.); Prynne was responsible for printing it, and also assembled the supplement ‘This is personal’ at the close of the 1st series. It is a bibliographical minefield, not least because every set is slightly different. It is an unbound series of broadsheet pages, sent out at irregular intervals. There were three series, the transitions on both occasions marked by great confusion (the commencement of the 2nd series was repeatedly announced in the journal’s pages before the transition was effected; the beginning of the 3rd series is marked by the abrupt introduction of several sheafs of ink-spattered paper, though the final issue of the 2nd series seems to have been published following the first issue of the 3rd series). As a result, different libraries catalogue TEI in different ways, often numbering the fascicles according to different systems (Cambridge UL does not restart numbering with the beginning of the 3rd series, for instance).

When I cite The English Intelligencer here, I list series, followed by the ‘issue’ number [currently based on the example set by Neil Pattison, Reitha Pattison and Luke Roberts, eds., Certain Prose of The English Intelligencer (Cambridge: Mountain, 2012)], followed by page number. I rely for these citations upon J.H. Prynne’s full set of TEI.

Immense thanks for significant developments attributable to the excellent research work of Justin Katko, Ian Heames, Ryan Dobran, Keston Sutherland, Josh Stanley, Ian Patterson, Nate Dorward, Joshua Kotin, Matthew Hall, Nandini Ramesh Sankar and Martin Waterson; for the blog-literacy of Danyel Payne; and for the downright courageous generosity of JHP.


The outline of the bibliography is as follows:

I Work by JHP

(a) Published Poems

(b) Published Poetry Books

(c) Published Prose [essays, reviews, lectures, introductions, forewords, letters]

(d) JHP as Editor

(e) Published Text Interviews/Features

(f) Published Recordings of or Compositions directly relating to JHP

(g) Uncollected Poetry

(h) Uncollected Prose

(i) Uncollected Letters

(j) Uncollected Recordings, Other

(k) JHP’s Blurbs

II Writings about JHP

(l) Major Critical Discussion [book-length and article-focus]

(m) Minor Critical Discussion / JHP in Other People’s Art [interesting mention, notable quote of JHP, other]

(n) Dedications to JHP

(o) Not-Prynne

(p) Miscellanea &c.

Appendix I: Print run of editions, where known


At the author’s request, online and printed materials relating solely to the university, as well as occasional contributions to online discussions, are not included in this bibliography.

Unpublished and unrecorded lectures, courses and conference papers by or about J.H. Prynne are also beyond the scope of this bibliography.

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