NEWS from the lighthouse 2015
• Ben Parker will be reading at The Hive in Worcester on Monday February 23rd, at 7.30pm, with a line up of poets including Todd Swift. Further details can be found here.
• 22.04.15: We regret to announce that the tall lighthouse poet Keith Please died last week at the age of 79. An excellent writer and an early poetry mentor of the founder of this press, Les Robinson, he will be much missed.
• The majority of people who submitted in the last window have been now been notified concerning the possibility of publication in 2015. If you have not received an email, you should receive one in the next 14 days. We thank everyone for their patience.
• Our new titles are now available to order from the Poets section or the Poetry section. Pieces from the new publications are now available as a taster in the poetry section here.
• New titles due for publication on the 30th November 2014 are two pamphlets, Josephine Corcoran's "The Misplaced House", Matt Haw's "Saint-Paul-de-Mausole" and a full collection, Chelsea Cargill's "Shooting the Moon".
Due for publication in July 2015 is the second collection of James McKay, "Very Friendly Weapon" and a first pamphlet from Richard Kemp
• The current open window for submissions has now been extended to June 30th 2014, with a decision on this window expected in early August 2014 for publication in early 2015. Guidelines for submissions can be found here.
• Our new 2013 publications are now available for order at the publications section - due to be released 31st October 2013. There are pamphlets from John Barron "The Nail Forge", Alex Green "Let The West Coast Be Settled", Harry Man "Lift", Mark Russell "Pursued by Well-being", and a full collection from Aoife Mannix "Cocktails from the Ceiling".
• Congratulations to Ben Parker, who has been shortlisted for the 2013 Michael Marks Award for his excellent pamphlet "The Escape Artists" and to Helen Mort, who has been shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize for "Division Street" (Chatto and Windus).
• tall lighthouse will be running a free open mic from the Poetry Cafe, Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London on the 2nd Monday of every month from March 2013. The next night is 11 November 2013, 7:30pm, with sign up between 6:30pm and 7:15pm. Six minute spots are available.
• New publications due to be released 31st October 2013 from tall lighthouse: pamphlets from John Barron "The Nail Forge", Alex Green "Let The West Coast Be Settled", Harry Man "Lift", Mark Russell "The Scent of Snipe", and a full collection from Aoife Mannix "Cocktails from the Ceiling". Publications will be available for pre-order from the 24th October 2013.
• Ben Parker will be reading from his pamphlet "The Escape Artists" on October 22nd 2013, 7pm, at the Jericho Tavern, Walton Street, Oxford. Further details of the event can be found here.
• tall lighthouse will be running a free open mic from the Poetry Cafe, Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London on the 2nd Monday of every month from March 2013. The next night is 14 October 2013, 7:30pm, with sign up between 6:30pm and 7:15pm. Six minute spots are available.
• Previous readings from tall lighthouse poets include Ben Parker at the
Dorchester on Thames Festival in May 2013 [click for details] and Aioffe Mannix reading excerpts from the work of Adrienne Rich at The Jewish Book Week on 2nd March 2013 [click for details]. Their work is available from the publications section of the website or at the event itself.
• We are proud to announce the publication of Ben Parker's "The Escape Artists" and Jodie Hollander's "The Humane Society". Both titles were published on November 30th 2012. Orders can be made from the publications section of the website. Biographies of the authors and some of their poetry can be found in the poets section. The Sabotage review of the Parker pamphlet can be found here.
• Guidelines for submissions can be found here. Our intention is to publish one to two full collections and two to three pamphlets per year. New titles will also be published in the ebook / kindle format. Successful authors will be notified shortly after the closure of the submission window.
• We are sad to announce the death of Janice Fixter, author of the excellent collection "A Kind of Slow Motion", who passed away on the 24th July 2012. An extremely talented writer and a genuinely open personality, she will be much missed.
• We highly recommend the relaunched magazine "The Echo Room", edited by Brendan Cleary and published by Echo Room Press / Pighog Press, which includes great new work from Joe Duggan, Helen Mort, David Crystal, Martin Stannard, and many others. A link to purchase is here.