Lighten Up Online

The quarterly light verse webzine

Michael Swan works in English language teaching and applied linguistics. His poems are published widely, and have won prizes, including The Times Stephen Spender competition for his translated version of Rilke’s Orpheus, Eurydike, Hermes.  His first collection was When They Come For You (Frogmore Press 2003) and his second The Shapes of Things (Oversteps Books 2011). He won the Poetry Society's 2010 Stanza Poetry Competition.

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 . . .  lives in Louisiana’s bayou country with her historian husband and three cats. She has published three anthologies and three books of poetry. Her work appears in several anthologies, including Villanelles and Killer Verse, both from Pocket Poets She won the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award in 2012 and 2013. Gail’s chapbook, Sonnets In A Hostile World, is available from Amazon. Her latest collection is Asperity Street (Able Muse Press).

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