Lighten Up Online

The quarterly light verse webzine

After childhood in South Yorkshire and student years at Cambridge, Stewart Bartlam lived in London for nine years, teaching English as a Foreign Language to - amongst others - F.1. Grand Prix drivers and African Deputy Prime Ministers.  He then retreated to the quieter backwaters of Civil Service Administration in Peterborough, where he still lives.  Now retired, he has had short stories and poems published by Alfie Dog Fiction and Lunar Poetry Magazine, and his poetry blog is

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 . . .  giggled her way through school but surprisingly managed to acquire sufficient knowledge and cunning to hold down a serious job. Writing verse takes her back to her roots (which are starting to show) and her original non-existent career plan. Destiny now calls her to bring relief to other gigglers in serious jobs.

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