Highgate Poets https://www.highgatepoets.com Est. 1977 Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:33:49 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://www.highgatepoets.com/files/2012/03/highgate-poets1-150x150.png Highgate Poets https://www.highgatepoets.com 32 32 30208740 Competition Success for Julian Bishop https://www.highgatepoets.com/2018/11/16/competition-success-for-julian-bishop/ https://www.highgatepoets.com/2018/11/16/competition-success-for-julian-bishop/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:33:49 +0000 https://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2430 Julian Bishop’s poem Lobster has been announced as runner-up for The Gingko Prize for Ecopoetry, judged by Mimi Khalvati and Alys Fowler. Formerly known as the Resurgence Prize, The Gingko Prize is a major international award for poems embracing ecological themes. … Continue reading

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Julian Bishop’s poem Lobster has been announced as runner-up for The Gingko Prize for Ecopoetry, judged by Mimi Khalvati and Alys Fowler.

Formerly known as the Resurgence Prize, The Gingko Prize is a major international award for poems embracing ecological themes.

He has won a ten-day residency at Cill Rialaig Arts Centre in western Ireland.

Congratulations Julian!

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Competition Success for Anne Ballard https://www.highgatepoets.com/2018/11/16/competition-success-for-anne-ballard/ https://www.highgatepoets.com/2018/11/16/competition-success-for-anne-ballard/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:26:17 +0000 https://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2428 Anne Ballard’s poem Aubade won first prize in the Formal Poem section of the Poetry on the Lake International Festival 2018 competition. She has also had Mother’s Teeny-Bash Bathing Costume published in Spindrift, the 2018 poetry and prose anthology of The … Continue reading

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Anne Ballard’s poem Aubade won first prize in the Formal Poem section of the Poetry on the Lake International Festival 2018 competition.
She has also had Mother’s Teeny-Bash Bathing Costume published in Spindrift, the 2018 poetry and prose anthology of The Federation of Writers (Scotland).
Congratulations are certainly in order for Anne!

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Jack Cooper Judges ‘Hour of Writes’ Competition https://www.highgatepoets.com/2018/09/26/jack-cooper-judges-hour-of-writes-competition/ Wed, 26 Sep 2018 14:38:54 +0000 https://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2402 Hour of Writes is a project dedicated to making sure a moment of inspiration becomes a piece of writing. Members are given a short prompt each week, to which they have an hour to respond in any manner or form they … Continue reading

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Hour of Writes is a project dedicated to making sure a moment of inspiration becomes a piece of writing. Members are given a short prompt each week, to which they have an hour to respond in any manner or form they want. The following weekend, each entrant is given the work of three others to mark, and a judge selects the winners.

For last weeks theme, Attack and Receive, Jack Cooper selected a winner and two runners-up. You can read his Editorial and the relevant entries on Hour of Writesas a registered member or guest.

You can find Jack on Twitter: @JackCooper666

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Publishing Success for Julian Bishop https://www.highgatepoets.com/2018/08/20/publishing-success-for-julian-bishop/ Mon, 20 Aug 2018 08:30:43 +0000 https://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2387 Julian has been published by The Writers’ Cafe Magazine, for their 11th Issue “Into the Trees”.  You can read Sonnet Ash, and many other poems, here. Congratulations Julian!

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Julian has been published by The Writers’ Cafe Magazine, for their 11th Issue “Into the Trees”. 

You can read Sonnet Ash, and many other poems, here.

Congratulations Julian!

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Jack Cooper Shortlisted For Segora Poetry Competition 2018 https://www.highgatepoets.com/2018/08/15/jack-cooper-shortlisted-for-segora-poetry-competition-2018/ Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:22:47 +0000 https://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2382 Jack Cooper’s poem Mappa Mundi, Hereford Cathedral has been selected by judge Mario Petrucci for the Segora Poetry Competition 2018 shortlist. To note, Jack does not live in Labafut Riviere, France. He only wishes Segora’s administrative error could be true!

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Jack Cooper’s poem Mappa Mundi, Hereford Cathedral has been selected by judge Mario Petrucci for the Segora Poetry Competition 2018 shortlist.

To note, Jack does not live in Labafut Riviere, France. He only wishes Segora’s administrative error could be true!

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Performance Success for Highgate Poets https://www.highgatepoets.com/2018/07/03/performance-success-for-highgate-poets/ Tue, 03 Jul 2018 08:18:30 +0000 https://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2374 Highgate Poets were invited to perform by Ruth O’Callaghan for Lumen in King’s Cross on Tuesday 19th June. Ruth was away, but we were presented by Belinda Singleton in her stead, to a small but appreciative audience. Interesting and exciting … Continue reading

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Highgate Poets were invited to perform by Ruth O’Callaghan for Lumen in King’s Cross on Tuesday 19th June. Ruth was away, but we were presented by Belinda Singleton in her stead, to a small but appreciative audience.
Interesting and exciting poetry from Sal Consoli, Christina Juan, Valentina Kotsuba, Anna Meryt, and Milverton Wallace. What a diverse group we are with British poets who originated from Spain, the Philippines, Russia, Wales and Jamaica! All performances were to a high standard.

On Friday 22nd June, several Highgate Poets also took part in a fantastic evening of poetry for the Enfield Literary Festival at The Dugdale Centre, Enfield, organised by Martin Russo and Katherine Gallagher.

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Publication Success for Jenny Mitchell https://www.highgatepoets.com/2018/05/31/publication-success-for-jenny-mitchell/ Thu, 31 May 2018 14:19:09 +0000 https://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2362 Jenny has had four of her poems published in the latest issue of BlazeVOX18, the online journal featuring poetry, fiction, text art, visual poetry, and creative non-fiction from authors around the world. You can read Jenny’s poems here. Congratulations from … Continue reading

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Jenny has had four of her poems published in the latest issue of BlazeVOX18, the online journal featuring poetry, fiction, text art, visual poetry, and creative non-fiction from authors around the world.

You can read Jenny’s poems here.

Congratulations from the rest of the Highgate Poets!

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Publication Success for Anne Ballard https://www.highgatepoets.com/2018/05/23/publication-success-for-anne-ballard/ Wed, 23 May 2018 08:19:12 +0000 https://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2350 Poems by Anne Ballard are appearing in the following publications: Play It as a Comedy is in Orbis #183, just published. Black Dog will be in the next edition of Acumen. Messenger o Bad News is in the latest Poetry Scotland. Congratulations Anne!

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Poems by Anne Ballard are appearing in the following publications:
Play It as a Comedy is in Orbis #183, just published.
Black Dog will be in the next edition of Acumen.
Messenger o Bad News is in the latest Poetry Scotland.
Congratulations Anne!

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Publication for Valentina Kotsuba https://www.highgatepoets.com/2018/05/10/publication-for-valentina-kotsuba/ Thu, 10 May 2018 19:15:29 +0000 https://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2344 Valentina’s poem With the First Cockerel has been selected to be published in The Fabler magazine – a literary outlet founded by an expatriate living in Moscow. The poem is part of the Flashbacks collection about her childhood memories, and hence features Russian cultural references. … Continue reading

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Valentina’s poem With the First Cockerel has been selected to be published in The Fabler magazine – a literary outlet founded by an expatriate living in Moscow.

The poem is part of the Flashbacks collection about her childhood memories, and hence features Russian cultural references. Childhood is one of the closest and dearest themes to the poet, upon which she embarked after reading Seamus Heaney.

Congratulations Valentina!

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Norbert Hirschhorn Releases New Collection https://www.highgatepoets.com/2018/05/04/norbert-hirschhorn-releases-new-collection/ Fri, 04 May 2018 11:21:53 +0000 https://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2339 Norbert’s latest collection has been published by Holland Park Press. The collection is titled Stone. Bread. Salt. and you can purchase it on the Holland Park Press website. ‘As I approach my ninth decade of life I am aware of the … Continue reading

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Norbert’s latest collection has been published by Holland Park Press. The collection is titled Stone. Bread. Salt. and you can purchase it on the Holland Park Press website.

‘As I approach my ninth decade of life I am aware of the need to share with my descendants the wisdom, texts and lessons handed down by our ancestors of all religions.  The poems in this collection reflect this aim and necessity.’

Congratulations Norbert!

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Jack Cooper Joins Seven Voices Project https://www.highgatepoets.com/2018/05/02/jack-cooper-joins-seven-voices-project/ Wed, 02 May 2018 15:58:09 +0000 https://www.highgatepoets.com/?p=2336 The Seven Voices project asks seven creatives based in Oxford to respond to a weekly prompt. Each week you can expect to read poetry and prose, listen to striking soundscapes, and watch experimental video art. Jack will be writing poetry … Continue reading

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The Seven Voices project asks seven creatives based in Oxford to respond to a weekly prompt. Each week you can expect to read poetry and prose, listen to striking soundscapes, and watch experimental video art.

Jack will be writing poetry and prose for the duration of the project, which you can follow at sevenvoices.weebly.com. Hover over the Seven Voices menu button, and select TT18 to view the current cohort’s work.

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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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