Martin Parker is a recently ageing poet who makes light verse out of a lifetime of king-sized disappointments and adversity.
His work has appeared in national publications including The Spectator, The Oldie, The Literary Review, The Sunday Telegraph and, surprisingly, also in slim volumes normally devoted entirely to proper poetry, as well as on various poetry websites.
In 2008 Martin founded the quarterly light verse webzine, Lighten Up Online at www.lightenup-online.co.uk
His first chapbook, Pick 'n' Mix was followed by Rubbing the Lamp, a collection of forty-six pieces of verse that are not always as light as they may first appear. Their flavours once again include Acid Drops, Allsorts and Soft Centres.
For details of his booklet, No Longer Bjored, published by the award-winning HappenStance Press, click on NEWS above where you will also learn of Verses From The Ouselum Bird, a small selection, of some of his 2012 competition prize-winners -- and at only £2-50p (incl. UK postage) an ideal stocking filler for those with literate legs.) See the Publications page to order -- having added the relevant non-UK postage costs shown in the drop-down menu on that page.
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