NEWS from the lighthouse 2013
• 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 first night is on the 11th March 2013, 7:30pm.
• Upcoming 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.
• Submissions are currently open. 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.
• We would like to offer our congratulations to Rhian Edwards, one of our pamphlet authors, whose debut collection "Clueless Dogs" is published by Seren in May 2012. A link to pre-order the collection is here.
• After ten successful years of publishing poetry, Les Robinson has decided to step down as the Director of tall-lighthouse. The statement of the new Director, Gareth Lewis, can be found here. Orders for books are unaffected and can be made through the publications section of the website.