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last poems? brendan cleary

now available last poems? the memorable new pamphlet from Brendan Cleary & you can hear Brendan reading the whole sequence on his poets page.

Deconstructions the conclusion of Joshua Calladine-Jones Constructions sequence will be published in March .

Later in ’24 we will publish A Love Supreme – collected & unpublished Jazz poems of the late Jazzman John Clarke followed in the autumn by the debut full collection from Mark Wynne, as yet untitled…

If you want more advance info. please get in touch by email.

tall-lighthouse redux

2023 saw us re-issue Mark Wynne’s Frank & Stella, revised and expanded with three new poems and a stunning new cover with an image by Frank Auerbach – Self Portrait IX. We also sent to print Brendan Cleary’s elegaic sequence last poems?

In 2022 we published Joe Duggan’s new collection Rescue Contraptions and the debut pamphlet Perfect Timing from Christopher Horton. & just published – the second pamphlets from Joshua Calladine-JonesReconstructions and Mark WynnePoint Bolivar Light.

In 2021 we published sonya smith – every robin i never quite saw a captivating first collection, Caleb Parkin’s Wasted Rainbow a sparkling debut pamphlet, Sarah Shapiro’s Being Called Normal a uniquely crafted pamphlet, Constructions [Konstrukce] – Joshua Calladine-Jones an experimental, sometimes surreal pamphlet in three distinct poetic movements

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last poems?

Brendan Cleary is back with his most elegaic sequence of poems – now available to order. Helen Mort has said last poems? is a perfectly distilled collection. Matthew Caley enthuses that This is Cleary at his beautiful, deceptive best.

& that was Brighton

our sell-out reading at The Pipeline in February ’23 – standing room only for a fun night of poetry…

(with thanks to Pighog for all their support)

mark, josh, sonya, les & caleb (photo fabrizizcosta.com)

our reading at the Globe Bookstore, Prague

Michael Sito (Globe Bookstore) with Les, Mark, Joshua, Sonya & Michael March (photo:fabriziacosta.com)

two new pamphlets

now available the brilliant second pamphlets from both Mark Wynne (Point Bolivar Light) and Joshua Calladine-Jones (Reconstructions)

Exclusive one-off reading

prague promo flyer, promoting one off reading in Prague  featuring hree poets from London based poetry press Tall Lighthouse

Well that was great fun – our exclusive one-off reading featuring our three poets in Prague

Joshua Calladine-Jones ~ Sonya Smith ~ Mark Wynne

Thursday 22 September

Globe Bookstore and Cafe
Pštrossova 6, Prague 1

info@globebookstore.cz  or by phone +420 224 934 203

Four Poets ‘read’ in June

Four Poets ‘read’ in June – Sarah Shapiro, Ella Frears, Brendan Cleary & Joe Duggan – great event on Monday 20th to belatedly celebrate Sarah’s pamphlet Being Called Normal

poetry by candlelight in canterbury

Poetry by Candlelight – a perfect setting in Waterstones Canterbury on Wednesday 2nd March where Christopher Horton & Sonya Smith read to an attentive audience. Thanks to the enigmatic Martin Latham.

Reading in Prague

Joshua Calladine-Jones read his poetry at Sala Terrena on 25 February. He read from his brilliant pamphlet Constructions and also from the forthcoming sequel Reconstructions. He was joined at the reading by Vojtěch Pokorný, Petr Váchal and Barbora Voříšková. (photo Veronica Švecová)