A new collection of poems from Norbert Hirschhorn will be published in April 2018 by Holland Park Press. The collection is titled Stone. Bread. Salt. and you can read more about it on the Holland Park Press website.
Member Julian Bishop’s poem “Window Pane” was shortlisted from over 4000 entries for this year’s Bridport Poetry Prize, judged by Lemn Sissay. Congratulations Julian!
You are invited to come along to our 40th Birthday Celebration Evening of wine, music and poetry.
Highgate Poets will read from their very varied work – some from the anthology, Naming the Clouds, published this year.
Musicians will be Greg Mayston (Blues and Americana) and Richard Haylock (solo guitar).
…And the event is free. What more can you want?
The event date is 28th November at 7pm
The address is: The George Padmore Institute, 76 Stroud Green Rd, N4 3EN
(above New Beacon Books, close to Finsbury Park tube station)
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.
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.