Tomorrow: Launch of Frances Galleymore’s Travelling Light

Long-time resident of Highgate, Frances Galleymore was a professional writer all her adult life, producing novels, short stories, television scripts, screenplays and, from 2006, poetry.

In September this year, two years after her death in June 2017, she will be in print again, as a pamphlet of some of her work is published by Poetry Salzburg under the title Travelling Light, the poems selected and edited by fellow poets Isabel Galleymore – Frances’s niece – and Fred Beake.

To celebrate this occasion, a launch will be held at the Torriano Meeting House in Kentish Town on Saturday October 12th, between 6-8pm. Copies of the collection will be on sale, and there will be readings by Isabel, Fred and other poets of note. Frances was a member of Highgate Poets until leaving London in 2013; another Highgate Poet, Norbert Hirschhorn, describes how, with Travelling Light, “Frances … takes us by the hand through the thickets and ambushes of life with a tender lyricism, magical, sometimes even funny.”

Robert Peake declares that “In the brief time we are given, one could do far worse than to journey so lightly, yet so keenly aware, as she has done throughout these poems.”

Admission to the event is free.

All details of the event can be found here.

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.

Highgate Poets Anthologised in The Book of Love and Loss

The Book of Love and LossMembers Anne Ballard, Annemarie Cooper, Frances Galleymore, Anna Meryt, Vicky Olliver, and Robert Peake have poems in the 384-page anthology The Book of Love & Loss (Belgrave Press, 2014).

The anthology also features English laureates Andrew Motion and Carol Ann Duffy, Welsh laureate Gillian Clarke, children’s laureate Michael Rosen, and Frieda Hughes — daughter of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes.

It is available at most major bookstores, and directly from Belgrave Press.

Congratulations all!

Six Highgate Poets Anthologised

BathSix members of Highgate Poets have had a total of ten poems selected for inclusion in the anthology The Book of Love and Loss (Belgrave Press, Bath). It is being compiled by RV Bailey and June Hall. Members who had poems selected are Anne Ballard, Annemarie Cooper, Frances Galleymore, Anna Meryt, Vicky Olliver, and Robert Peake.

Great news for the group!