our current poets
Sonya Smith’s resonant poems investigate the texture of experience and how we’re shaped by memory. Here, loss and desire emerge from surprising angles in writing that is consistently nuanced, concise, stirring.
Caleb Parkin is currently serving as the third Bristol City Poet. He won second prize in the National Poetry Competition 2016, the Winchester Poetry Prize 2017 and various other shortlists.
Sarah Shapiro lives and works in Boston. Her poetry is widely published in magazines and on-line and her debut pamphlet The Bullshit Cosmos was published by ignitionpress. She did not start to read until she was eight so her success is well earned.
A powerful yet intimate sequence of poetry that uses Frank Auerbach’s life and work as an autobiographical mirror to explore the poet’s own life.
all it would take is Marc Swan’s immensely readable fifth collection, spanning a life in words, influenced by the sense of freedom
Sadie McCarney is a Canadian poet who grew up in Nova Scotia. She now lives on Prince Edward Island, where she also writes fiction.
Julie is an exciting new poet who we are pleased to welcome to our press. She was recently announced as a ‘Next Generation’ artist for 2018/19 by the Arts Council of Ireland
Originally from Northern Ireland, Brendan spent a number of years in the North East before moving to Brighton where he lives & works as a poetry tutor.
tall-lighthouse is proud to have published & supported the following poets:
Abdul Jamal Abi Curtis Adam O’Riordan Ailbhe Darcy
Alan Buckley Alex Brockhurst Angela Williams Aoife Mannix
Alex Green Amy Key Andy Brown
Baden Prince Ben Parker Ben Wilkinson Brendan Cleary
Caleb Parkin Camellia Stafford Cathy Ryan Charlotte Runcie Chelsea Cargill
David Crystal Dikra Ridha
Ebele Emily Berry Emma McGordon
Gaie Sebold Gareth Jones Graham Buchan Graham Pollock
Harry Man Heather Taylor Helen Mort Helen Oswald
James Bell Janice Fixter Jasmine Ann Cooray Jay Bernard
Jocelyn Page Jodie Hollander Joe Duggan John Barron
Jazzman John Clarke John McCullough Josephine Corcoran
Kate Potts Keith Please Ken Champion Kim Lasky
Lisa Dart Liz Berry
Maggie Sullivan Marc Swan Mark Russell
Mark Wynne Matt Haw Miriam Gamble
Nii Ayikwei Parkes
Retta Bowen Rhian Edwards Richard O’Brien Ronnie McGrath
Sonya Smith Stacy Fox
Valerie Jack Vidyan Ravinthiran