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’.
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’);
Highgate Poets have been enjoying some success placing poems in magazines this summer:
Member Frances Galleymore has two poems in the summer issue of Orbis (176): Sleepwalking and The Orangery.
Member Jonathan Totman’s poem Hellenic has been published in the latest issue of Envoi.
Anne Ballard’s poem SKI-ers will appear in the September issue of Acumen.
Annemarie Cooper’s poem Scarlet Rose will appear in the autumn issue of The Fenland Reed.
The Fenland Reed is a magazine for new writing co-edited by member Jonathan Totman together with fellow poet Mary Livingstone. The second issue features new poetry from member Norbert Hirschhorn, as well as former members Sarah Doyle and Paul Stephenson. Check out the website for more information and details of how to get your hands on a copy!
Frances Galleymore has started 2016 with her poem ‘Story’ being published in the Poetry Ireland Review, Issue 117. She has also recently had poems accepted by Stand, The Interpreter’s House and Poetry Salzburg Review.
Miriam Halahmy has a two book deal with U.S. publisher Holiday House Books for her novel HIDDEN, about two teens who save a drowning asylum seeker and for BEHIND CLOSED DOORS which deals with teenage homelessness.
Mary Cash, editor-in-chief said, “Miriam’s writing speaks directly and urgently to young people about subjects which matter to them and the world. We are delighted to welcome her to Holiday House.”
Jo Brandon’s first full length collection, The Learned Goose has just been published by Valley Press.
Jacqueline Saphra said of the collection: “There is something of the fairground sideshow about this delicious cornucopia of twisted tales where the lustful, lovely and grotesque gather together to intrigue and disquiet us with their stories. Here is a collection that leaps across time and space, between the domestic and mythical, with a fearless and lyrical grace.”
The book can be purchased online here.
Jo also has poems in the ‘Violence’ issue of Magma (62), The Emma Press Anthology of Age and the forthcoming Emma Press Anthology of Mildly Erotic Verse, due out in January 2016.
Congratulations Jo on a hugely successful year!
Having recently appeared in the Three Drops From a Cauldron “Samhain” e-special, Sarah Doyle’s poem “Lamia, Alone” was among those selected for inclusion in a new print anthology. The book can be purchased here.