Member Paul Stephenson’s poem “Oppositions of Want” was commended in the 2014 Poetry London Competition judged by Michael Symmons Roberts. The poem will be published in the Autumn issue of Poetry London and he will receive £75 prize money at the launch reading.
Member Paul Stephenson has been selected in The Poetry Trust’s exclusive Aldeburgh Eight poetry programme. Beginning in November, he will attend an immersive three days at the international Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, immediately followed by an intensive five-day rural retreat along with seven other highly talented poets early in their publishing careers.
Congratulations, Paul. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer poet.
Members Paul Stephenson (first place), Robert Peake (third place), and Norbert Hirschhorn (shortlist) all have poems featured in Issue 18 of the competition anthology. The launch reading of this anthology will be on Friday May 30th 8pm onwards at the Poetry Café downstairs.
Member Paul Stephenson’s poem “The Apprentice” appears in Magma 58. You can read it online here.
Nice work, Paul!
Member Norbert Hirschhorn received a commendation in the Editor’s Prize for his poem “On Reaching Seventy-Five”, and Member Paul Stephenson received a special mention in the Editor’s Prize for his poem “North” in this year’s Magma Poetry Competition.
Well done, you two!
Member Paul Stephenson has won the £300 second-place prize in the Cafe Writers Open Poetry Competition judged by Deryn Rees- Jones. His poem “Round the Block” was selected from nearly 2,000 entries.
Member Paul Stephenson has taken the first-place prize of the South Bank Poetry Competition, judged by Clare Pollard, with his poem “Gare du Midi”.
Along with Member Robert Peake placing third, it seems Highgate Poets will be well represented at the launch reading in May.
You’ve done us proud, Paul!
That’s fantastic Paul! Well Done!
Member Paul Stephenson was one of fifteen poets selected to pair up with artists in other disciplines for the Pistols and Pollinators project from Accident & Emergence.
An exhibition of the resulting work will run from 23-27th May at The Albert. Full details of the event are available on the A&E website.
Great stuff, Paul!