Lighten Up Online

The quarterly light verse webzine

Welcome to Lighten Up Online, the quarterly light verse webzine

(Founded in 2008 by Martin Parker) Editor: Jerome Betts 

Lighten Up

We believe that light verse is very far from being the poor relation of “proper” poetry.

On this site you will find work by light verse specialists as well as by some of the many “proper” poets who enjoy it and write it and agree that light verse deserves a wider audience than it is normally given.

If you feel as we do, then you are welcome to send us some of your own work for consideration for inclusion in our future Issues which will appear each September, December, March and June - but please read the guidelines on the 'submission' page first.

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Random poet

Brian S. Lee is a former English teacher, now resident in Cape Town near the fynbos-covered slopes of Table Mountain. He taught at Dartford Grammar School and lectured for many years at the University of Cape Town. Details of  A Nosegay of Pleasant Delights, his recently-published collection of ‘five-minute fictions’ can be found at http://www.evertype.com/books/nosegay.html

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