Norbert Hirschhorn Releases New Collection

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!

Frances Galleymore and Norbert Hirschhorn published in Poetry Salzburg Review

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!


An Evening of Yiddish Poetry and Song with Norbert Hirschhorn

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.

Norbert Hirschhorn commended in Hippocrates Prize

hippocrates_prize_logo_medMember Norbert Hirschhorn’s poem Even If He Can’t Answer Maybe He Can Hear You’ has been commended in the Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine. The prestigious annual competition was judged this year by poet Rebecca Goss, author and doctor Theodore Dalrymple and psychiatrist Femi Oyebode, and attracted entries from over 30 countries. Norbert will read his poem at an awards ceremony in London on 22nd May, when the winner will be announced. You can read more about the shortlisted and commended entrants on the competition website.