still publishing bloody good poetry
our latest pamphlet published in May is GUARANTEED to be different – sometimes experimental, sometimes surreal, in three distinct poetic movements the notion of certainty in our daily lives is opened up.
new poetry for 2021already published
sonya smith – every robin i never quite saw
a captivating first collection
Caleb Parkin – Wasted Rainbow
the sparkling debut pamphlet from the current Bristol City Poet
Sarah Shapiro – Being Called Normal
a uniquely created pamphlet
Constructions [Konstrukce] – Joshua Calladine-Jones
an experimental, sometimes surreal pamphlet in three distinct poetic movements
and later in 2021 a new collection from Joe Duggan and pamphlets from Christopher Horton & Natascha Graham.
we are not currently seeking submissions
our current poets
tall-lighthouse is an independent poetry press renowned for publishing exciting new poets
we’re very sad to record the passing of James Bell with whom we were pleased to have worked and to publish his pamphlet the just vanished place in 2008 & a full collection fishing for beginners in 2010.
James was co-host of UNCUT poets in Exeter where we met, he was very amiable & a very thoughtful poet. We’re pleased to note that Shearsman have just published a beautiful book On the Royal Road which combines James’ poetry with Hiroshige’s woodblock prints.
this exciting new pamphlet is a surreal, experimental sequence in three distinct poetic movements.
A slippery diving board for the undercurrents of language in a New Stone Age. Michael March
more info. on Joshua’s poet’s page.
we are now able to despatch to the EU direct from Prague with stock supplied pre VAT changes in July.
Praise for Mark Wynne’s Frank & Stella
Reading these poems has been an emotional and intriguing experience – left with an over-riding feeling of things being just out of reach – and everyday bringing the blank canvas – the slate wiped clean in the hope that this time ‘you might say that’s really beautiful – something out of nothing’. Frank & Stella is a wonderful addition to my shelves. Congratulations to Mark for such powerful and moving work. angela williams
Frank & Stella – Mark Wynne we’re excited to return to the pamphlet format with this engrossing sequence of poems inspired by the life & work of Frank Auerbach
‘Mark Wynne’s poems are finely tuned machines.’ John Clegg
welcome back marc swan
we’re pleased to publish marc’s new collection all it would take poetry that spans a life in words
‘Not read, but experienced, Marc’s poems encourage us to see the world – its dangers and beauty – and to share our journeys with those we love.’ Hayley Mitchell Haugen
Brendan’s lockdown blues
despite the cancellation of the event there’s a great article on Brendan Cleary in the i newspaper (24 March 2020) thanks to Nick Hasted for this.
welcome to Sadie McCarney
a tremendous young Canadian poet who we’ve been following for some years and is now published by tall-lighthouse!
McCarney’s poems are led by voice and I am glad to follow Lily Blacksell
We are sad to record that Roddy Lumsden died on Friday 10 Jaunuary 2020.
Roddy was a great influence to many young poets, in particular through our pilot series of pamphlets, published between 2007 – 2009.
cheers Roddy & thanks. RIP
photo from Bloodaxe Books
double book launch
to celebrate the start of the next chapter for tall-lighthouse we held a double book launch & reading at the Poetry Café in London on Monday 20 May 2019.
Brendan Cleary read from his new sequence Do Horses Fly? and Julie Morrissy from her debut collection Where, the Mile End.
past book launches
Julie’s Morrissy’s debut collection Where, the Mile End was launched at Poetry Ireland in Dublin on Thursday 21 February 2019.
Brendan Cleary’s sequence of poems on the photographer Eadweard Muybridge Do Horses Fly? was launced at the ONCA Gallery, Brighton on Monday 29 April 2019.
in 2018 we were saddened to record the passing of Jazzman John Clarke the original tall-lighthouse poet who we met at Magnetic North Writers in Greenwich & published his early jazz poetry which kick-started the press
he was a stalwart at our early readings at Stark Gallery & remained an essential part of the London poetry spoken word scene for almost 20 years