Art Among Anaesthesia
Congratulations to LUPO contributor Jane Blanchard, who has has won the inaugural Letheon Poetry Prize with her sonnet Meanwhile published in the rather unusual setting of the American medical journal Anesthesiology.
The Parker Has Landed!
I Think I Thought, Martin Parker’s collection of over a hundred of his poems is now available from all good bookshops, Amazon and the publishers, Matador.
Orders for delivery within the UK will be supplied postage free until 31st December 2017 when placed through the website www.martinparker-verse.co.uk where a handful of tasters lurk behind the Poems heading on the Home page.
However, as Martin notes: “ While ITIT is available in the States from both Amazon and the publishers their postage charges can be up to double those applied by me. So, while stocks last, it will be in everyone's interest for USA orders to be supplied via my own website."
Breaking, but not heart-breaking, news from the light verse universe is that I Think I Thought, a 120-page collection of Martin Parker's work, will be coming out in time for the Christmas present–buying season. More details as and when, but the general thrust is " a journey from nappies to the Last Great Perhaps — the stages including Getting Started — Getting it Wrong, Mostly,— Getting the Hang of it— Getting Near the Buffers — pausing along the way for a visit to Grouches Corner . . . "
Barbara Lydecker Crane's BackWords Logic (Local Gems Press, Long Island, New York) will be published shortly. It comprises 64 humorous quatrains; each contains a pair of 'mirror' words (italicized) that spell each other backwards (i.e., 'repaid' and 'diaper', 'tuba' and 'abut'). Illustrations by Fran McCormick accompany each poem. The book will be available online from the publisher or from Amazon.
P.S. August '17. The collection has now appeared –a feast of what Melissa Balmain describes as 'reversible anagrams–aka backronyms or semordnilaps–in games of rhyming, punny, verbal Twister.'
P.P.S September '17. You can now go to Amazon.com and enter Barbara Lydecker Crane in the Books search-box and all three of her titles will come up.