Welcome to Lighten Up Online, the quarterly light verse webzine
(Founded in 2008 by Martin Parker) Editor: Jerome Betts
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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Rosemary Court has been writing light verse for some time, much of it parody, and quite a lot of it about food. So far her only attempt at publishing it has been to write it in calligraphy on tiles which people buy to decorate their kitchens or put hot things down on. Discovering the joys of light verse on line has led her to try a more normal form of publication.