Lighten Up Online

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.

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My first book of poems—Gulls Hold Up the Sky—was published in October 2010 by Laughing Fire Press. My poems have appeared in Gettysburg Review, New England Review, New Letters, Southern Humanities Review, new renaissance, Kansas Quarterly, Fine Madness,  Light Quarterly (over 110 poems) and many others.

In May 2011 the Poetry Foundation named me the third U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate (2011-2013). I have published over eighty children’s picture books to date with Knopf, Atheneum, Dial, Harcourt, Little, Brown, National Geographic, Creative Editions, Chronicle, Scholastic, and others.

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