Emma Lee Reviews ‘Song of Globule’ by Stephen Oliver

Emma Lee, Editor of The Critical Nib, reviews 'Song of Globule' by Stephen Oliver

3 poems by Anabelle Aguilar Brealey translated from the Spanish by Diana Manole with Anabelle Aguilar Brealey

Anabelle Aguilar Brealey’s poems are soft and vivid in the way they pour into the reader’s eyes and mouth and Diana Manole’s translation captures their tender core.

Was Shakespeare a Political Poet? by Margaret Randall

Writer, photographer, activist and academic, Margaret Randall examines the labels we pin to our poetry and asks whether we are right to do so.

Meeting My Hero, Michael Morpurgo by Clare Morris

Clare Morris, Editor of The Write Life, recalls her recent interview with Michael Morpurgo. The full interview will appear in Issue 43.

Mettle by Caitlin Burns

A miscreant boy learns a valuable lesson for the most unlikely of sources.

Hounded by Phillip Hall

Poet Phillip Hall charts the progress of his depression and explains how his partner's gifts have proved his salvation.

Writing For Poetry Film by Helen Dewbery

Editor, film-maker and poet, Helen Dewbery explores potential approaches in making a poetry film, discussing the work of key practitioners.

‘How Did You Come To Write?’ by Denise O’Hagan

Denise O'Hagan, Editor of An Astráil at The Blue Nib, charts her development as a writer and gives us a preview of some of the poetry in her debut collection, 'The Beating Heart'.

Marble -Short Fiction by Dave Kavanagh

Dave Kavanagh's Marble, the story of a how desire can change the nature of a man.

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Coming to Terms with Trying to Make Your Name by Sarah Leavesley

Poet. film-maker and essayist, Sarah Leavesley, with characteristic inventive vitality, tackles the perennial problem of writing a suitable author biography.

This Writing Expedition by Eimear Murphy

Eimear Murphy's engaging, moving memoir explores why writing is so central to her life

Travel Is A State Of Mind by Sophia Kouidou-Giles

Sophia Kouidou-Giles translates the work of Karina Ioannidou which takes us on a boat trip tour of the peninsula that is far more perilous than first thought

Robin Hillard Reviews Antonia Hildebrand’s ‘A Simple Twist Of Fate’

'A Simple Twist of Fate’ Antonia HildebrandGinninderra PressISBN 978 1 76041 936 4

3 Poems by Barry Peters

Barry Peters’ social commentary on tech’s effect on a generation of writers is sometimes wry, often laugh out loud funny. Enjoy the work of this poet from North Carolina.

Is Poetry a Branch of Music? by Dominic Fisher

Award-winning poet and regular contributor to The Write Life, Dominic Fisher explores key links between music and poetry
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