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free verse – poetry book fair – Saturday 20 April

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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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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

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.