Urban Harvest, the 26th anthology of the Highgate Poets, is now available to order online. Comprised of poems by seventeen poet-members, this attractive 70-page paperback celebrates a diverse range of views and voices in the contemporary poetry of North London.
Click here to order your copy now. Ships throughout the UK.
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.
Members Anne Ballard and Sarah Doyle are looking forward to attending the Poetry on the Lake Festival 2012 on Lake Orta in late September, where Sarah will also give a reading and receive her prize–Sarah came second in this year’s formal poem category, Anne won the same prize last year.
Anne Ballard’s poem “First Memories” has been Highly Commended in the Excel for Charity Stepping Stones Nigeria Poetry Competition for 2011. Congratulations, Anne!
N2 Poetry magazine, based in East Finchley, recently published its debut issue. The magazine is edited by member Dennis Evans and produced by member Anne Ballard. Contact us for information on obtaining single copies and subscriptions.
Judge Gabriel Griffin awarded Anne’s poem on the theme of domestic violence for a high commendation in this award to support charity.
Thornton’s Budgens Crouch End held a contest to appoint its own Poet Laureate, and our own Anne Ballard rose to the challenge, as the following video attests:
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Anne Ballard was awarded second prize in the formal poetry category in the XI Poetry on the Lake Silver Wyvern International Competition. She attended the festival, held on Lake Orta in north Italy and collected her prize.