Allgar’s Alphabetical Adventures
The Ayterzedd, 'A Bestiary of (mostly) Alien Beings', by a longstanding LUPO contributor, Brian Allgar, has recently been published by Kelsay Books. It includes seven pieces that first appeared in LUPO, the latest being The Hurkle in Issue 41 (March 2018), though this was actually the first written and the genesis of the whole assemblage.
The collection has back-cover blurbs by LUPO contributors Chris O'Carroll (rhymed), Basil Ransome-Davies and Sylvia Fairley, who also provided the front cover illustration.
Available from Amazon via kelsaybooks.com Book Store.
New Nicola Collection
James B. Nicola, a LUPO contributor since issue 34, has had his fourth full-length poetry collection, Out Of Nothing: Poems of Art and Artists, released recently. One of its titles was mentioned in the epigraph of a contribution in the Assorted Squiblings Interval in LUPO 40 December 2017.
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.
Postage and packing is free to UK addresses when placed through the website www.martinparker-verse.co.uk where a handful of tasters lurk behind the Poems heading on the Home page. There is also a Contact link to reach him direct if you would like a signed copy.
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."