White, Not Shrinking

LUPO contributor Jane Blanchard (issues 30, 32, 33 and forthcoming) has just had a chapbook of 28 poems, Unloosed, published by Karen Kelsay's White Violet Press in the USA. More details of this 'book of worry, wit and woe', as one reviewer puts it, can be found here.

Happy Birthday!

Congratulations on the 224th edition of Snakeskin, marking its 20th anniversary. The editor, George Simmers, founded the monthly verse webzine way back in December 1995 and it is happily still going strong as many LUPO contributors will know.

A Princely Award

D.A. Prince’s second collection Common Ground (Happenstance 2014)  recently won the East Midlands Book Award 2015, judged by Blake Morrison. The shortlist included five prose titles and the one poetry collection, so good to hear verse won through. (

Asperity Street

Gail White’s new collection Asperity Street went on general release on August 31st and is available from Amazon and Abe Books as well as Able Muse Press. Details at

The Camel Is Coming.

LUPO contributor Jonathan Humble (28 and 29),The Poet Laureate of the Tripe Marketing Board, has recently had his first collection My Camel's Name Is Brian, containing over a hundred of his poems, published by TMB Books.

 Details at