Allgar’s Alphabetical  Adventures

The Ayterzedd, 'A Bestiary of (mostly) Alien Beings', by a longstanding LUPO contributor, Brian Allgar, has recently been published by Kelsay Books. It includes seven pieces that first appeared in LUPO, the latest being The Hurkle in Issue 41 (March 2018), though this was actually the first written and the genesis of the whole assemblage.

The collection has back-cover blurbs by LUPO contributors Chris O'Carroll (rhymed), Basil Ransome-Davies and Sylvia Fairley, who also provided the front cover illustration.

Available from Amazon UK postage-free or via Kelsay Books. (

Art Among Anaesthesia

Congratulations to LUPO contributor Jane Blanchard, who has has won the inaugural Letheon Poetry Prize with her sonnet Meanwhile published in the rather unusual setting of the American medical journal Anesthesiology.
 Deft Verse From The Dales
Joan Butler, a contributor since Issue 2, has recently had two pamphlets of her work published, some of which first appeared in LUPO. The first of these is Nobbut Once (Fisherrow Press), eleven 'Poems with a dash of Yorkshire.' The second is The Orpheus Game (Fisherrow Press), twenty-two 'Poems with a dash of wit'.
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The Parker Has Landed!

I Think I Thought, Martin Parker’s collection of over a hundred of his poems is now available from all good bookshops, Amazon and the publishers, Matador.

Postage and packing is free to UK addresses when placed through the website  where a handful of tasters lurk behind the Poems heading on the Home page. There is also a Contact link to reach him direct if you would like a signed copy.

However, as Martin notes: “ While ITIT is available in the States from both Amazon and the publishers their postage charges can be up to double those applied by me. So, while stocks last, it will be in everyone's interest for USA orders to be supplied via my own website."