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The quarterly light verse webzine

Brent Southgate is a former editor and poet living in New Zealand. Other Martial translations by him have been published in PN Review.

Random poet

Rob Barratt is a comic poet and singer from North Cornwall who combines clever word play, verse and song with satire, parody and audience participation. Rob deals with such important topics as squid, the weather in Scotland, distressed furniture and tuk-tuks. In recent years Rob has appeared at folk, literature and arts festivals all over the UK and in Australia.

'His head is well and truly located in 'Planet Barratt,' clearly a place of wonderfully bizarre inspiration.' (Coventry Telegraph)

'So clever it’s daft' (Telltales, Falmouth, Cornwall)

'Mind-bending poetry' (Twickfolk, London)

His website is or you can just search for his name on Youtube. Rob has a book, Men From Mars In Bumping Cars, and a live DVD/CD for sale via the contact page on his website or feel free to just send him a message.

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