The 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.
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.
Member Robert Peake won the judge’s prize in the 2014 Southbank Centre Poetry Film Competition “Shot Through the Heart” children’s category. His film “Buttons“, based on a poem he wrote of the same name, debuted at the prize-giving ceremony on July 18th at the Purcell Room in London.
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 Robert Peake reads poems inspired by the Sensing Spaces architectural exhibit at the Royal Academy alongside Patricia Debney, Sasha Dugdale, Ian Duhig, Martin Figura, Vanessa Gebbie, Emer Gillespie, Helen Ivory, Maureen Jivani, Edward Mackay, Abegail Morley, Catherine Smith and Tamar Yoseloff. Full details…
Member Robert Peake will read his poems inspired by the Sensing Spaces architectural exhibit at the Royal Academy alongside Patricia Debney, Sasha Dugdale, Ian Duhig, Martin Figura, Vanessa Gebbie, Emer Gillespie, Helen Ivory, Maureen Jivani, Edward Mackay, Abegail Morley, Catherine Smith and Tamar Yoseloff.
Six 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!
Member Robert Peake’s poem “Jellied Eels” has won third place in this year’s South Bank Poetry Magazine Competition, judged by Clare Pollard. The poem will appear in the upcoming prize anthology issue (number 18) in May.
Member Robert Peake was one of twenty poets commended in the 2013 Troubadour International Poetry Prize. You can read all of the poems online a the Coffee-House Poetry website.
Member Robert Peake will be reading from his new pamphlet The Silence Teacher at The Troubadour in Earls Court on October 21st at 8PM alongside Fiona Moore, Hannah Lowe, Angela France, Hilda Sheehan, Alison Brackensbuy, Matt Bryden, and Kate White.
The Troubadour is at 265 Old Brompton Road, London SW5, near the junction of Earls Court Road and Old Brompton Road, a five-minute walk from Earls Court tube station (which is on the Piccadilly and District lines). Entrance is £8. Copies of The Silence Teacher will be available at the back table to be signed.