Member Robert Peake is organising a series of poetry readings pairing up poets from across the Atlantic for readings and discussions. Details of all readings are available by joining the Transatlantic Poetry community on Google+. The next four readings are listed below:
A book launch for To Sing Away the Darkest Days (Holland Park Press, 2013) by member Norbert Hirschhorn was held at the London Jewish Cultural Centre in Golders Green on June 11th.
Mazel tov, Norbert!
Member Norbert Hirschhorn’s fourth collection of poetry, To Sing Away the Darkest Days, is the culmination of a five-year project which saw him source more than one thousand Yiddish songs. The songs helped Norbert to rediscover and trace his own Jewish cultural history. Some of the songs also spoke to him as a poet and begged for a new translation, or “re-imagining” as he calls it, into English poems. The resulting collection tells the story of the emigrant, the Jew in the Diaspora, while drawing on the poet’s own experience.
A book launch will be held on Tuesday 11 June, 7pm at Ivy House Jewish Cultural Centre in London.
Member Sarah Doyle’s poem “A Song of Springtime” has been published in Dawntreader, making this her third consecutive publication in the magazine. The poems is inspired by a J.W. Waterhouse painting of the same name.
Sarah also judged the Supporters of Alexandra Park Library poetry competition, and has launched a series of jazz-poetry events, The Sunday Edition, which she is co-hosting at the Dugdale Theatre in north London.
2013 is turning into a busy year already!
Member Annemarie Cooper’s collection The Flight of Birds, published by Soaring Penguin, will be launched at the Camden/Lumen Poetry Series in Camden on March 1st. Annemarie will read poems from the collection alongside two other poets. Annemarie also recently had two poems accepted in Dawntreader.
Well done, Annemarie!
Several members read poems at the Urban Harvest book launch reading, held at the Camden/Lumen Poetry Series. Books will also become available for ordering online shortly. Meanwhile, here are some photos from the evening.
Member Paul Stephenson’s poem “The Teenage Existential” won second place in the Troubadour International Poetry Prize. Paul read his poem at The Troubadour on Monday night and will receive £500 in prize money.
Well done, Paul. You can read his poem and all the other prize-winners on the Coffee-House Poetry website.