Poetry and Psychoanalysis

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.  

An Evening of Yiddish Poetry and Song with Norbert Hirschhorn

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. To Sing Away the Darkest Days by Norbert Hirschhorn

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.

Sarah Doyle at William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow

morrisMember 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.

THE WORD DISTILLERY POETS 2014 LONDON TOUR

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.

Announcement

Norbert Hirschhorn in South Bank Poetry Competition Anthology

Judge Clare PollardMember Norbert Hirschhorn’s poem “Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns Die Stimme”, has been chosen from judge Clare Pollard’s long list to be included in the South Bank Poetry Competition Anthology (issue 18) along with the winning and commended poems. Well done Norbert!

His poem joins those of members Paul Stephenson and Robert Peake, who won first and third place respectively. The launch reading of the competition anthology will be on Friday May 30th 8pm onwards at the Poetry Café. Click here for details and directions.