Congratulations to Anne Ballard, whose poem ‘The Judge’s Wife’ has won third prize in the 2017 Poetry on the Lake Competition, formal category.
Former member Sarah Doyle was also highly commended in the Silver Wyvern category for poems on the theme ‘metal’.
We are delighted to announce the publication of our 28th anthology, Naming The Clouds. Edited by Anne Ballard, Susanne Lansman and Anna Meryt, the anthology contains a selection of poems from each of our members.
The anthology will be launched at The Big Green Bookshop, Unit 1, Brampton Park Road, Wood Green, N22 6BG on Thursday, April 20th 2017 at 7pm. Join us for wine, music and poetry!
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.
Rafael Q Publishers have now published three Highgate Poets in the first volumes of their RQpoetry pamphlets series: Miriam Halahmy, Anne Ballard and Vicky Olliver. For further information about this series, or to obtain copies of their books, please contact the poets through this website.
Anne Ballard’s poem Meeting Places; Nicholson Square is included in the Anthology ‘Umbrellas of Edinburgh’ to be published in November by Freight Books.
Vicky Olliver joins Miriam Halahmy and Anne Ballard with A Handful of Clouds, Darkening, her first poetry pamphlet and Volume 3 in the RQ poetry pamphlets series from Rafael Q Publishers.
“These poems are universal in their specificity, unsentimental in their compassion, infused with poignancy and childlike fascination. Here is the stuff of poetry.”
– Robert Peake, author of ‘The Knowledge.’
For a copy of the pamphlet you can contact Vicky on firstname.lastname@example.org
Member Vicky Olliver has been long-listed by Mimi Khalvati in the South Bank Poetry 3rd London Poetry Competition 2016.
Her poem ‘The Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants’ will be published in South Bank Poetry Issue 25, along with the prize-winning, commended and other long-listed poems.
Members Frances Galleymore and Norbert Hirschhorn have seven poems between them in the summer issue of Poetry Salzburg Review.
Frances’ poems are titled: ‘Ear to the Ground’, ‘Contours’, ‘Beaches’, and ‘Dirty Window, Sun at Noon’.
Norbert’s poems are: ‘Lebanon Mon Amour’, ‘An Old Man at Assisi’, and ‘Something Floral’.
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:
18 September at 7.30pm
Central Synagogue 36 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6NW
Tickets: £10 advance booking & on the door
To book tickets: 0207 7944 655 or on the Spiro Ark website
Full details on the Holland Park Press website.
Member Norbert Hirschhorn has had a successful few months, with poems published in:
Envoi, February 2016 (‘Filial Piety’);
Dream Catcher, issue 33 (‘Variations on a Theme by Bertolt Brecht’);
London Grip, Spring 2016 (‘Two Old Men Remembering’ and ‘The Call’);