And Then There Were Four 

To add to Unloosed (2016), Tides And Currents (2017) and After Before (2019) longstanding LUPO contributor Jane Blanchard’s fourth Kelsay Books collection In Or Out Of Season has just been released. Details at: Amazon and

“Jane Blanchard finds the poetry in the everyday, often taking an apparently unpromising subject and making something individual and special out of it. Her poems are formally varied and always readable.” - George Simmers, editor, Snakeskin

A Good Fisher Deal

Annie Fisher, a contributor of distinctive and quirky pieces since Issue 19 in September 2012, when she sent LUPO a multiple choice holiday postcard, has had her second pamphlet collection, The Deal, published by HappenStance Press. There’s distinctive and quirky humour too among its twenty poems – something horrid in the fridge, an orange lobster escaping from the pages of a book about Trump and upsetting a hen party on an evening train, pigeon-shooting Sister Ursula and ‘round-bellied corporate frogs’– as well as serious reflections on childhood, family relationships and the moment of crisis remembered in the title poem The Deal.

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David Alpaugh’s Double-Titles On Display

May 2020 has seen the release of Spooky Action At A Distance , a collection of 79 of the double-titles –‘A new fixed form for an unhinged age’ invented by David Alpaugh. It is published by Word Galaxy Press, an imprint of Able Muse Press.

Details at Word Galaxy Press ( and Amazon.

The Euphonious Elster

Martin Elster, whose work is well known to LUPO readers, has had a full length collection Celestial Euphony published by Plum White Press.

“There are poems about terrestrial and interstellar musicians, the songs of spring peepers and katydids, the plight of spiders and polar bears, humans in love and at war, songbirds vying with urban cacophony, lonely dogs and ghostly dogs and vey serious musings about the huge and mysterious cosmos that we are part of and how we click with it.”

Details at Plum White Press and Amazon.


Viking Hiking

Details and reviews of recent contributor Bill Arnott’s book Gone Viking-A Travel Saga can be found on Amazon and Amazon UK at the links below:

The informative, energetic and entertaining Canadian visits Cornwall, Devon, the  Cotswolds, Scotland, Ireland, Scandinavia, Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland, not to mention the  Mediterranean and Pacific, in search of the far-flung pillagers, traders and settlers with a good deal about food, birds, history and present day people along the way.