welcome

from Coffee-House Poetry organiser, Anne-Marie Fyfe

(pic: Labyrinth, Rafal Oblinski)

Two weeks to deadline, so the big news is £3,500 in prizes plus…

…the chance to read as a prizewinner at our Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2021 Prize Night celebration on Monday 6th December, online to an international audience, alongside 2021 judges Linda Gregerson & John McAuliffe.

Time to choose your poems & submit now by e-mail, deadline Mon 27th September.

…workshop-wise two new courses starting, with, first, something dramatically different in form from Sun 12 Sep, a 10-wk themed creative series, Taking a Walk – The Poetry of Footfall, building on the success of Nocturne, Solitary Spaces & The Avian Eye over the past year… plus another new Between the Lines 7-wk critical/craft masterclass focusing, this time, on poetic form — & different forms from last year’s focus — starting Fri 17 Sep. Check out both here.

And on our #poetrymondays page, meet Mark Halliday who’s reading on Mon 20 Sep (free online event) & talking with Cahal Dallat in an American poetry series that’s featured, latterly, Thomas Lynch, Dana Gioia, Joshua Bennett, & Naomi Shihab Nye.

Stay safe, & all best wishes.

next event

mon 20 sep, 8pm: mark halliday: reading & in-conversation (free online event)

Meet Mark Halliday, latest in our US poets’ #poetrymonday reading/interview series with poet & critic Cahal Dallat

Discover a voice that’s ironic yet intimate, nuanced but disarmingly humorous, a Whitman in a supermarket (says the New Yorker).

Influenced by Frank O’Hara & New York School poets, Mark Halliday has published seven collections ranging from Little Star in 1987 by way of Jab to his latest, Losers Dream On, alongside three books of poetry criticism including a study of Wallace Stevens.

Born, Ann Arbor, Michigan, raised in North Carolina & Connecticut & studying at Brown & Brandeis universities, he has taught at Ohio University since 1996 where he is now distinguished professor.

free online event, advance booking only, limited to 100, email info@coffeehousepoetry.org to book

#poetrymondays on Zoom!

  • mon 20 sep, 8pm: mark halliday: reading & in-conversation with cahal dallat (free online event)
  • mon 6 dec, 8pm: troubadour international poetry prize night: 2021 judges john mcauliffe & linda gregerson with 2021 prizewinners (free online event)

See full details of poetry readings

classes & courses

  • sun 12 sep—sat 20 nov, £180: taking a walk — the poetry of footfall: 10-wk creative-writing workshop series with anne-marie fyfe
  • fri 17 sep—sat 6 nov, £130: between the lines#8 — focus on form, a new 7-wk critical/craft masterclass with cahal dallat
  • sun 20 jun—sat 24 jul, £120: the avian eye: 6-wk creative-writing workshop series with anne-marie fyfe

See full details of classes and workshops

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