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we are about to announce the publication of  Deconstructions from Joshua Calladine-Jones & have two exciting readings in the pipeline


in May we celebrated the launch of  brendan cleary’s last poems? at the poetry café, london with readings from Brendan, Tim Cumming, Michaela Coplen 


last poems? – brendan cleary now available to buy

& you can also hear brendan reading thew whole sequence on his poets page



tall-lighthouse redux

continuing to publish bloody good poetry  in 2024 we published Brendan Cleary’s Last Poems? & will publish Deconstructions the final part of Joshua Calladine-Jones acclaimed sequence (with a trip to prague for the launch!) as well as the debut full collection from Mark Wynne & the posthumous publication of A Love Supreme – selected jazz poems – Jazzman John Clarke

we are NOT currently seeking submissions

our current poets

tall-lighthouse is an independent poetry press renowned for publishing exciting new poets

chris horton photo
Joshua Calladine-Jones
Sonya Smith
Caleb Parkin
Sarah Shapiro
Mark Wynne
Marc Swan
Sadie McCarney
Julie Morrissy
Brendan Cleary

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launch party for last poems?


in May we celebrated the launch of brendan cleary’s last poems?

at the poetry café, london with readings from Brendan Cleary,

Tim Cumming & Michaela Coplen


free verse

poetry book fair – saturday 20 april – we’ll be there so drop by for a catch-up and/or to buy a book or two...see our news post for full details

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