Member Susanne Lansman and collaborators Kathryn Maris and Catherine Humble have launched a new Poetry and Psychoanalysis Competition in conjunction with a conference: Poetry and Psychoanalysis: Creative Borders and Boundaries. The conference takes place Friday 9th – Saturday 10th June and features a range of talks, readings and panel discussions. Among a fantastic line-up of psychoanalysts and poets are ex-members Paul Stephenson and Robert Peake. More information here.
Norbert Hirschhorn will be reading from his collection To Sing Away the Darkest Days: Poems Re-imagined from Yiddish Folksongs at a special evening of poetry and music at Central Synagogue on 18th September. Norbert will be joined by musicians Steven Leas (cantor, tenor), Arjang (soprano) & Stefan Byron (piano), who will be playing some of the folksongs which inspired his poetry.
Details as follows:
Full details on the Holland Park Press website.
Highgate Poets will feature as guest readers at the Torriano Meeting House this Sunday 22nd May:
- Sunday 22nd May, 7.30pm
- Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Ave, London, NW5 1RX.
- £5/4 according to pocket
Full details online here. We hope you can join us!
Cover photo by, and copyright of, Jo Wilson
The first issue of Jonathan Totman’s new poetry and prose magazine, The Fenland Reed, is published this month. It features work by two Highgate Poets, Sarah Doyle and Annemarie Cooper, as well as poems and stories by writers from Fenland and across the UK. You can read a sample of poems on the magazine’s website, where you can also order copies and subscribe. Submissions are now open for Issue 2 on the theme “Lost and Found” – see the website for details.
Rafael Q Publishers are producing a series of pamphlets under the title RQ poetry pamphlets. The first two in the series are ‘Eye Witness’ by Miriam Halahmy and ‘Family Division’ by Anne Ballard. Miriam and Anne are the featured poets at Torriano Meeting House on Sunday 19th July.
Member Sarah Doyle will read her Pre-Raphaelite-inspired poetry at the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow on Thursday 6th November. The evening is from 6.30-10.30pm. Sarah will give two readings alongside poems by Forest Poets, drawing classes, a DJ and cash bar.
The evening series corresponds with the current exhibition, “Rossetti’s Obsession”, focusing on images of Jane Morris.
Admission is free. Details here.
A group of poets from West Wales is coming up to London to perform at several venues in October 2014. They made contact with Highgate Poets and we have joined forces for a night of poetry which starts and ends with extracts from Dylan Thomas’s work.
This the centenary year of his death, and indeed October 27th would have been his birthday. Their spokesperson is Nigel Humphries and he and Anna Meryt (of Highgate Poets, who is also Welsh) will not only present some of their own work, but also a few extracts from the work of Dylan Thomas.
Eight members of Highgate Poets in total are reading with a group from Aberystwyth, the Word Distillery Poets, at the London Welsh Centre:
Address: 157-163 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8UE.
The centre is opposite the Eastman Dental Hospital and is about a 10/15 minute walk down Gray’s Inn Road. Or you can take the 45 or 46 bus from outside Kings Cross Station [Euston Road exit] and get off at Eastman Hospital stop.
The event starts at 7.00 pm.
Thanks to David Gardiner for making the videos available.
Member Robert Peake will read his poems inspired by the Sensing Spaces architectural exhibit at the Royal Academy alongside Patricia Debney, Sasha Dugdale, Ian Duhig, Martin Figura, Vanessa Gebbie, Emer Gillespie, Helen Ivory, Maureen Jivani, Edward Mackay, Abegail Morley, Catherine Smith and Tamar Yoseloff.