Never mind HappenStance's fifth birthday party ( I don't quite mean that of course), take a look at Lighten-up Online's tenth issue.

Editor and light verse impresario Martin Parker aspires to raise the game of contemporary light verse (already celebrated on paper in  the last bastions of the old guard: The New Statesman, Literary Review, The Oldie, The Spectator) on the world wide web. He's succeeding.

Issue ten has a new clearer, lighter look. Best yet.

LUPO has had flashes of brilliance from the start. This time there's a feeling that all the contributions are pretty damn smart. You won't like them all equally well, but there's pzazz, there's style. It's different. You can sing along.

And how could anyone resist this quarter's competition?