Congratulations to Vicky Olliver whose poem ‘To My Brother’ has been shortlisted from over 500 entries in the Tongues & Grooves Prose Poem Competition 2018. The poem will be published in an anthology of prize-winning poems.
Rafael Q Publishers have now published three Highgate Poets in the first volumes of their RQpoetry pamphlets series: Miriam Halahmy, Anne Ballard and Vicky Olliver. For further information about this series, or to obtain copies of their books, please contact the poets through this website.
Vicky Olliver joins Miriam Halahmy and Anne Ballard with A Handful of Clouds, Darkening, her first poetry pamphlet and Volume 3 in the RQ poetry pamphlets series from Rafael Q Publishers.
“These poems are universal in their specificity, unsentimental in their compassion, infused with poignancy and childlike fascination. Here is the stuff of poetry.”
– Robert Peake, author of ‘The Knowledge.’
For a copy of the pamphlet you can contact Vicky on firstname.lastname@example.org
Member Vicky Olliver has been long-listed by Mimi Khalvati in the South Bank Poetry 3rd London Poetry Competition 2016.
Member Vicky Olliver’s poem “English as a Second Language” has been commended in the 2015 Barnet Poetry Competition, judged by Mario Petrucci.
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.
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!
Urban Harvest, the 26th anthology of the Highgate Poets, is now available to order online. Comprised of poems by seventeen poet-members, this attractive 70-page paperback celebrates a diverse range of views and voices in the contemporary poetry of North London.
Click here to order your copy now. Ships throughout the UK.