Highgate Poets https://www.highgatepoets.com Est. 1977 Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:24:50 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 https://www.highgatepoets.com/files/2012/03/highgate-poets1-150x150.png Highgate Poets https://www.highgatepoets.com 32 32 30208740 Jonathan Totman joint winner of IOTA SHOT Pamphlet Award https://www.highgatepoets.com/2018/03/12/jonathan-totman-joint-winner-of-iota-shot-pamphlet-award/ Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:24:50 +0000 https://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2308 Member Jonathan Totman has jointly won the 2018 IOTA SHOT Pamphlet Award. His debut pamphlet, Explosives Licence, will be published by Templar Poetry in the coming months, with a launch on June 3rd at Keats House in Hampstead. The title … Continue reading

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Member Jonathan Totman has jointly won the 2018 IOTA SHOT Pamphlet Award. His debut pamphlet, Explosives Licence, will be published by Templar Poetry in the coming months, with a launch on June 3rd at Keats House in Hampstead. The title poem will also appear in the anthology Best New British and Irish Poets 2018 (Eyewear Publishing). Jonathan is giving a reading at Needlewriters in Lewes, East Sussex, next month.

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Jack Cooper Longlisted in National Poetry Competition https://www.highgatepoets.com/2018/03/05/jack-cooper-longlisted-national-poetry-competition/ Mon, 05 Mar 2018 18:56:08 +0000 https://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2303 In this year’s National Poetry Competition, Jack Cooper’s poem “Back to Normal” was selected for the judge’s final longlist, out of more than 13,000 entries. The competition was judged by Hannah Lowe, Andrew McMillan, and Pascale Petit. Congratulations Jack!

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In this year’s National Poetry Competition, Jack Cooper’s poem “Back to Normal” was selected for the judge’s final longlist, out of more than 13,000 entries. The competition was judged by Hannah Lowe, Andrew McMillan, and Pascale Petit.

Congratulations Jack!

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Publications for Anne Ballard https://www.highgatepoets.com/2018/03/02/publications-anne-ballard/ Fri, 02 Mar 2018 10:35:52 +0000 https://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2300 Anne Ballard’s poem ‘A Roman Housewife in Londinium considers the problem of fish sauce’ will appear in Magma 70, to be launched in early April. Her poems ‘Bus Stop’ and ‘A Long Drive in January’ will appear online in the … Continue reading

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Anne Ballard’s poem ‘A Roman Housewife in Londinium considers the problem of fish sauce’ will appear in Magma 70, to be launched in early April. Her poems ‘Bus Stop’ and ‘A Long Drive in January’ will appear online in the spring and June editions respectively of London Grip.

 

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Vicky Olliver shortlisted in Tongues & Grooves Prose Poem Competition https://www.highgatepoets.com/2018/02/05/vicky-olliver-shortlisted-tongues-grooves-prose-poem-competition/ Mon, 05 Feb 2018 20:36:22 +0000 https://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2292 Congratulations to Vicky Olliver whose poem ‘To My Brother’ has been shortlisted from over 500 entries in the Tongues & Grooves Prose Poem Competition 2018. The poem will be published in an anthology of prize-winning poems.

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Congratulations to Vicky Olliver whose poem ‘To My Brother’ has been shortlisted from over 500 entries in the Tongues & Grooves Prose Poem Competition 2018. The poem will be published in an anthology of prize-winning poems.

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New Collection from Norbert Hirschhorn https://www.highgatepoets.com/2017/12/09/new-collection-norbert-hirschhorn/ Sat, 09 Dec 2017 09:41:05 +0000 https://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2269 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. Congratulations Norbert!

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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.

Congratulations Norbert!

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Julian Bishop shortlisted for Bridport Prize https://www.highgatepoets.com/2017/12/04/julian-bishop-shortlisted-bridport-prize/ Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:25:36 +0000 https://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2264 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!

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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!

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40th Birthday Celebration https://www.highgatepoets.com/2017/11/03/40th-birthday-celebration/ Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:35:24 +0000 https://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2251 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 … Continue reading

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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)

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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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