Jerome Betts is from Herefordshire, but now lives in South Devon. In addition to articles and verse in consumer and specialist magazines his work has appeared in Pennine Platform, Staple and The Guardian, as well as anthologies like The Iron Book of New Humorous Verse, Limerick Nation, Love Affairs At The Villa Nelle, The Potcake Poets 1 & 2 and The Hypertexts. and web venues such as Amsterdam Quarterly, Angle, The Asses of Parnassus, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Light, The New Verse News, Per Contra, The Rotary Dial, and Snakeskin. He now edits Lighten Up Online in succession to its founder, Martin Parker.