Paul Stephenson Wins Paper Swans Press Pamphlet Competition

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.

Paul Stephenson’s debut pamphlet is launched

Paul pamphletPaul Stephenson’s debut pamphlet Those People, a winner in the recent Poetry Business Competition, is launched today (16th May) at the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere. Judge Billy Collins said of Paul’s poems:

‘Funny and quite serious at the same time, these poems cast a fresh, ironic eye on contemporary life and find a wild variety of fields in which to play.  The colloquial tone and satiric brilliance might make a reader wish to hear more, ideally over a pint or two.’

Those People is available to buy on the Poetry Business Website.

 

Paul Stephenson Wins The Poetry Business Pamphlet Prize

paulMember Paul Stephenson has been selected for the 2014/15 Book & Pamphlet Competition, as chosen by Billy Collins, who had this to say:

Funny and quite serious at the same time, these poems cast a fresh, ironic eye on contemporary life and find a wild variety of fields in which to play. The colloquial tone and satiric brilliance might make a reader wish to hear more, ideally over a pint or two.

Details of the winners’ collections will be available soon and the winning pamphlets will be launched at a reading at The Wordsworth Trust on Saturday 16th May.

Fantastic news, Paul! Well done.

Paul Stephenson Published in Poetry News

14 winter Poetry News_Layout 1Member Paul Stephenson’s poem “The Guest” appears in the Winter 2015 issue of Poetry News. It is one of six poems selected by judge Kei Miller on the theme of “Gold”.

You can read Paul’s poem, and the five others, online at the Poetry Society website.

On 12 February Kei Miller will read his poems on the theme of gold at the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace, along with Paul and other readers from the Poetry News issue.

Paul also has two new poems – ‘Sunday Morning (after Edward Hopper)’ and ‘The Swell Speed of Mrs. Jackson’s Knees’ – in the autumn issue of Orbis (169).

You’re going from strength to strength, Paul!

The Space it Might Take Now Available for Online Ordering

hp27-coverThe 27th anthology of the Highgate Poets, entitled The Space it Might Take features poems from members Anne Ballard, Diana Bishop, Annemarie Cooper, Sarah Doyle, Frances Galleymore, Chris Gray , Miriam Halahmy, Norbert Hirschhorn, Ruth Ingram, Anna Meryt, Vicky Olliver, Robert Peake, Tim Reid, Jack Stanley, Paul Stephenson, and Jonathan Totman.

It is now available for purchase from our website.