STOP PRESS Brendan Cleary will read from his Eadweard Muybridge sequence Do Horses Fly? at Kingston Library on Tuesday 14 January. The event will also feature a Q&A session. The event is FREE but booking is advised Book Here

As a taster you can hear Brendan talking about the sequence & reading a poem from the book on his poets page Brendan Cleary


in January we will be announcing a new member of the tall-lighthouse family – an exciting young poet from Canada – watch this space…


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.

 ‘a grand night’

Brendan Cleary read from his new sequence Do Horses Fly? and Julie Morrissy from her debut collection Where, the Mile End.

Julie’s Morrissy’s debut collection Where, the Mile End was launched at Poetry Ireland in Dublin on Thursday 21 February.

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.

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

RIP Jazzman

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