Lighten Up Online

The quarterly light verse webzine

John Beaton is a retired actuary who was raised in Scotland and lives on Vancouver Island, Canada. He was moderator of The Deep End workshop at Eratosphere for several years. His poetry has appeared widely online and in publications as diverse as Able Muse and Gray's Sporting Journal. He is a regular spoken word performer, both solo and with the band Celtic Chaos


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Joanna Bird lives in Cambridge, England. She was involved in linguistics and computer speech technology until life got in the way. Her work has appeared in Light POTW and Asses of Parnassus.


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