A fulfilled life requires a modicum of dark chocolate, poetry, and decent cheese.
- from the squeakings of
This is Bob Newman's home page.
Bob lecturing at the Ivan Franko National University in L'viv, Ukraine
Latest news - Some of my bits are now included on a new Light Verse website you'll enjoy.Several books of my poems are now available from Amazon in Kindle editions, including Old Possum's Book of Practical Pigs. See Publications page for more information,
I maintain a site for HQ Poetry Magazine. Thewhose work appears on the site are listed here.
I also have a site devoted to Verse Forms. Theof the poems on it are listed here. (These were all written by me.)
There's asite called A Wild Garden of Verses.
And here's a poem by a former Poet Laureate that someone on a BBC messageboard was looking for several yonks ago.
Crosswords coming soon. (Though I've been saying that for some time now...)
Printer's Devilry is here already. One page tells you how it works, and another contains your first set of puzzles: Devilled Fruit. The Devil's Tour of the UK is also ready for you. Already this is probably the biggest Printer's Devilry site on the entire web - there's famous for you! - but there's plenty more to come. has had a severe attack of Wanderlust, and will shortly begin exploring the rest of the world. Nowhere is safe. (Well, maybe a few places, like and But he did manage to visit !)
And there are some Language pages that may amuse you.
The Vole Information Pages are currently gestating (though not very fast), and will appear eventually. These pages will be devoted to small furry animals such as Clethrionomys glareolus, so often and so easily underestimated and overlooked by those caught up in the rat race.
Here's a page of links.
And a page about how people find this site.
And the site history.
You can contact me here. (But if you use this address to send me advertisements, I will ensure - by means I am not prepared to divulge - that you spend eternity in the innermost circle of Hell, the one where the victims are constantly deluged with spam while ravenous birds peck at their livers. You have been warned.)
This page last edited 28/10/2012