‘Light Verse’ book released
by BETTIE MARLOWE Banner Staff Writer
Jul 10, 2011 | 1536 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Light Verse Quarterly
Light Verse Quarterly
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The Foundation for Light Verse has published the Quarterly of Light Verse for autumn and winter, 2010-2011.

The double issue features poet Charles Gould, along with Dan Campion, David Yezzi, Katherine B. Smith, J. Patrick Lewis, John Morgan, Mary Meriam, Joyce La Mers, Jim Fisher, Colette Inez, Max Gutmann, Fred Yannantuono and Darby Tench.

The stated goals of the Foundation for Light Verse and its publication are to bring clarity, wit, readability, humor and enjoyment to the reading of poems through the use of cadence, rhythm and rhyme and to promote the learning of such poems by heart.

In “Light Verse,” you will find prose, notes, reviews and ramblings — turn the pages and something will catch your eye that will make you laugh and go on to the next offering. Then your mind will force you to reread ... “What did that say?”

And you can enter the Wegle Flomp Poetry Contest, the annual humor poetry contest including a top award of $1,500 and prizes totally $3,600. There is no fee to enter, but entries (both published and unpublished work) must be submitted between Aug. 15 and April 1, 2012. Enter online at www.winningwriters.com/wergle.

The 96-page book, Nos. 70-71, of light verse is available online at www.lightquarterly.org, either by subscription or single copy ($7).