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The quarterly light verse webzine


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.
 Deft Verse From The Dales
Joan Butler, a contributor since Issue 2, has recently had two pamphlets of her work published, some of which first appeared in LUPO. The first of these is Nobbut Once (Fisherrow Press), eleven 'Poems with a dash of Yorkshire.' The second is The Opheus Game (Fisherrow Press), twenty-two 'Poems with a dash of wit'.
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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  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."

Parker's Pieces

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  . . . "

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