Paul Stephenson has won the Paper Swans Press Poetry Pamphlet Competition with ‘Selfie with Waterlilies’. The competition was judged by Jill Munro and you can read her report on the Paper Swans Press website. We are looking forward to reading the published pamphlet!
Member Jonathan Totman’s entry, entitled ‘Explosives Licence’, was also highly commended in the competition.
We were deeply saddened by the recent death of Frances Galleymore, a longstanding member of Highgate Poets. A wonderful poet, and a hugely valued member of the group, she will be greatly missed.
Some of Frances’ poems can be read on her website.
Anna Meryt has been highly commended in the Winchester Writers Festival Memoir competition with Chapter One of her second memoir, set in London and Indonesia. Congratulations Anna!
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.