still publishing bloody good poetry
our latest pamphlet is NOW AVAILABLE, a unique sequence of poetry written in response to the clinical experiences of the poet in how the ‘system’ treats (or doesn’t) children with (dys)abilities.
new poetry for 2021already published
a captivating first collection
the sparkling debut pamphlet from the current Bristol City Poet
a uniquely created pamphlet
and later in 2021 three further books
a new collection from Joe Duggan and pamphlets from Joshua Calladine-Jones, Christopher Horton & Natascha Graham.
we are not currently seeking submissions
our current poets
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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