Opening the High Window

The High Window is a quarterly review of poetry co-founded by David Cooke and Anthony Costello. Its aims are wide-ranging and non-partisan. It publishes work in English by new and established poets from The UK and around the world. Alongside a lively and eclectic mix of poetry, each new issue will contain an editorial, a literary essay, a selection of poems in translation, poetry reviews and occasional features. In association with its journal, The High Window Press will publish chapbooks and anthologies by poets who are up and coming or, in the opinon of the editors, may have been unduly neglected. The High Window‘s Face Book Page will contain further news, updates and links that may be of interest to its readers.

Introducing the Editorial Team:


David Cooke was born in the UK but his family comes from the West of Ireland. He won a Gregory Award in 1977 and has published poems, translations and reviews in the UK, Ireland and beyond. A Murmuration, his fourth collection, was published in 2015 by Two Rivers Press. A Slow Blues, New and Selected Poems was published in the same year by THWP and brings together his earlier work. His current collections, After Hours, was  published by Cultured Llama Press in April 2017. For many years he was the Head of Languages in a comprehensive school in Cleethorpes. Subsequently, he earned his living as an online bookseller, but is now happily retired. Married with four grown up children, he has recently moved from Grimsby to Swindon so that he and his wife will be closer to their family.


Anthony Costello is a poet, writer, and editor. His first poetry collection, The Mask, was published by Lapwing Publications in 2014. His second, Angles & Visions, was published in 2015. He is a co-translator of Alain-Fournier:Poems, (Carcanet, 2016) and the editor of Four American Poets (The High Window Press, 2016).


Publications: Some of the editors’ books can be purchased by clicking on the following links:


One thought on “Opening the High Window

  1. Good morning, I am Vikki with the Amerian Book REview, your book “Four American Poets” was reviewed in our current issue, 38.1. Please send me you mailing address so I may send to you your complimentary copies. Thank you, Vikki


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