Highgate Poets https://www.highgatepoets.com Est. 1977 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:54:28 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 30208740 Paul Stephenson Wins Paper Swans Press Pamphlet Competition https://www.highgatepoets.com/2017/09/02/paul-stephenson-wins-paper-swans-press-pamphlet-competition/ Sat, 02 Sep 2017 12:56:38 +0000 http://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2230 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 … Continue reading

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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.

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Highgate Poets Remember Frances Galleymore https://www.highgatepoets.com/2017/08/06/highgate-poets-remember-frances-galleymore/ Sun, 06 Aug 2017 16:42:12 +0000 http://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2218 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 … Continue reading

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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.

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Anna Meryt Highly Commended in Winchester Writers Festival Memoir Competition https://www.highgatepoets.com/2017/06/27/anna-meryt-highly-commended-winchester-writers-festival-memoir-competition/ Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:23:37 +0000 http://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2200 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!

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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!

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Anne Ballard wins third prize in Poetry on the Lake Competition https://www.highgatepoets.com/2017/06/24/anne-ballard-wins-third-prize-poetry-lake-competition/ Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:22:46 +0000 http://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2198 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’.

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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’.

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Highgate Poets Publishes New Anthology https://www.highgatepoets.com/2017/04/06/highgate-poets-publishes-new-anthology/ Thu, 06 Apr 2017 17:00:00 +0000 http://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2168 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 … Continue reading

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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!

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Poetry and Psychoanalysis https://www.highgatepoets.com/2017/03/28/poetry-and-psychoanalysis/ Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:36:26 +0000 http://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2161 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 … Continue reading

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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.  

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Highgate Poets first to be published in new pamphlet series from Rafael Q Publishers https://www.highgatepoets.com/2016/10/26/highgate-poets-first-published-new-pamphlet-series-rafael-q-publishers/ Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:47:22 +0000 http://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2117 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 … Continue reading

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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.rq-pamphlets

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Anne Ballard published in Edinburgh-themed anthology https://www.highgatepoets.com/2016/10/23/2112/ Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:45:31 +0000 http://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2112 Anne Ballard’s poem Meeting Places; Nicholson Square is included in the Anthology ‘Umbrellas of Edinburgh’ to be published in November by Freight Books. Congratulations Anne!

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Anneumbrellas_of_edinburgh_cover-270 Ballard’s poem Meeting Places; Nicholson Square is included in the Anthology ‘Umbrellas of Edinburgh’ to be published in November by Freight Books.

Congratulations Anne!

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Vicky Olliver’s Debut Pamphlet Published by Rafael Q Publishers https://www.highgatepoets.com/2016/10/10/vicky-ollivers-debut-pamphlet-published-rafael-q-publishers/ Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:54:50 +0000 http://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2101 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 … Continue reading

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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. vicky-pamphlet

“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 vickyfolliver@gmail.com

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https://www.highgatepoets.com/2016/09/28/2087/ Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:17:47 +0000 http://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2087 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 … Continue reading

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Member Vicky Olliver has been long-listed by Mimi Khalvati in the South Bank Poetry 3rd London Poetry Competition 2016.

Her poem ‘Thsouth-bank-poetrye 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.

Congratulations Vicky!

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Frances Galleymore and Norbert Hirschhorn published in Poetry Salzburg Review https://www.highgatepoets.com/2016/09/04/frances-galleymore-norbert-hirschhorn-published-poetry-salzburg-review/ Sun, 04 Sep 2016 06:11:01 +0000 http://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2065 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 … Continue reading

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Members Frances Galleymore and Norbert Hirschhorn have seven poems between them in the summer issue of Poetry Salzburg Review. PSR

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’.

Congratulations both!

 

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An Evening of Yiddish Poetry and Song with Norbert Hirschhorn https://www.highgatepoets.com/2016/08/30/evening-yiddish-poetry-song-norbert-hirschhorn/ Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:05:39 +0000 http://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2071 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 … Continue reading

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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.

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Magazine publications for Norbert Hirschhorn https://www.highgatepoets.com/2016/08/26/magazine-publications-norbert-hirschhorn/ Fri, 26 Aug 2016 06:10:44 +0000 http://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2060 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’); Congratulations Norbert!

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Member Norbert Hirschhorn has had a successful few months, with poems published iCover_Dream_Catcher_33n:

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’);

Congratulations Norbert!

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Magazine publications for Highgate Poets https://www.highgatepoets.com/2016/08/20/frances-galleymore-published-orbis-jonathan-totman-envoi/ Sat, 20 Aug 2016 19:04:35 +0000 http://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2053 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. … Continue reading

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176Highgate 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.envoi_172

Congratulations all!

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Fair in the Square https://www.highgatepoets.com/2016/05/23/fair-in-the-square/ Mon, 23 May 2016 20:32:53 +0000 http://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2025 Three Highgate Poets – Anna Meryt, Sal Consoli and Susy Lansman – will be reading at Highgate’s Fair in the Square on Saturday 11th June. You can catch them on the stage at Pond Square from 1.40pm. Hope to see you there!

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Three fair in the squareHighgate Poets – Anna Meryt, Sal Consoli and Susy Lansman – will be reading at Highgate’s Fair in the Square on Saturday 11th June. You can catch them on the stage at Pond Square from 1.40pm.

Hope to see you there!

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Torriano Reading: 22nd May https://www.highgatepoets.com/2016/05/16/torriano-reading-22nd-may/ Mon, 16 May 2016 18:42:16 +0000 http://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2022 Highgate Poets will feature as guest readers at the Torriano Meeting House this Sunday 22nd May: Sunday 22nd May, 7.30pm Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Ave, London, NW5 1RX. £5/4 according to pocket Full details online here. We hope you can … Continue reading

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Highgate Poets will feature as guest readers at the Torriano Meeting House this Sunday 22nd May:

  • Sunday 22nd May, 7.30pm
  • Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Ave, London, NW5 1RX.
  • £5/4 according to pocket

Full details online here. We hope you can join us!

 

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The Fenland Reed Issue 2 is Published https://www.highgatepoets.com/2016/03/23/fenland-reed-issue-2-published/ Wed, 23 Mar 2016 11:26:28 +0000 http://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=1998 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 … Continue reading

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The Fenland Reed The Fenland Reed Issue 2 Front Coveris 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!

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Honorary lifetime membership for Miriam Halahmy https://www.highgatepoets.com/2016/03/21/member-miriam-halahmy/ Mon, 21 Mar 2016 10:23:20 +0000 http://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=1995 Member Miriam Halahmy has been awarded honorary lifetime membership of Highgate Poets, in recognition of her important and longstanding contribution to the group. We are delighted to know she will continue to be affiliated with the group in future years, even while she is … Continue reading

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MH pictureMember Miriam Halahmy has been awarded honorary lifetime membership of Highgate Poets, in recognition of her important and longstanding contribution to the group. We are delighted to know she will continue to be affiliated with the group in future years, even while she is busy with a great many other literary projects. Read more about Miriam, including recent publications and other news, on her website here.

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Norbert Hirschhorn Reading: 2nd March https://www.highgatepoets.com/2016/02/29/norbert-hirschhorn-reading-2nd-march/ Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:31:25 +0000 http://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=1987 Norbert Hirschhorn will be giving a poetry reading at the Poetry Café this Wednesday 2nd March as part of an evening presented by South Bank Poetry. There are three other poets on the bill as well as open-mic slots: details can be … Continue reading

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south bank poetryNorbert Hirschhorn will be giving a poetry reading at the Poetry Café this Wednesday 2nd March as part of an evening presented by South Bank Poetry. There are three other poets on the bill as well as open-mic slots: details can be found here.

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Frances Galleymore published in Poetry Ireland Review https://www.highgatepoets.com/2016/01/14/frances-galleymore-published-in-poetry-ireland-review/ Thu, 14 Jan 2016 19:02:16 +0000 http://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=1968 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.  

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Poetry Ireland ReviewFrances 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.

 

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