Lighten Up Online

The quarterly light verse webzine

Paul Stevens, who sadly died in March 2013, was British-born but lived in Australia. He had poems published, in his own words, 'hither, thither and yon' and edited The Shit Creek Review and The Chimaera, as well as serving as a selection panelist on the sonnet ezine 14 by 14.

Random poet

Andy's poem in Issue 1 (Open Letter) came second in the ever-excellent Plough Prize when, in 2005, Judge Ian McMillan was brave enough to give proper acknowledgement to an example of dangerously lighter poetry.

Most recently Andy’s work has appeared in Poetry Nottingham. He had a piece on the final shortlist of the inaugural Open Poetry Sonnet Competition.  He tells me (M.P.) that Roger McGough once described him as “great,”  Well spotted, Mr McG.

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