Emma Lee speaks to featured poet 
Melanie Hyo-In Han

Emerging poet Melanie Hyo-In Han's work impressed The Blue Nib's review editor, Emma Lee

Dave Kavanagh chats to Kieran Devaney

Kieran Devaney has reported on and produced programmes around the world for TV am, Channel 4, ITN and Sky News in the United Kingdom, CNN in the United States

Mark Roper in conversation with Tracy Gaughan

Poet Mark Roper speaks to Tracy Gaughan about the books that gave him wings, his appetite for the sacred, and our relationship with the ‘more-than-human’ world.

An Interview with Adam J Sorkin

Adam J Sorkin generously shares what it means to be creative and co-creative in the translation process, focusing on the joys and challenges of artistic collaborations.

Award winning Irish Poet Victoria Kennefick speaks to Tracy Gaughan

Victoria Kennefick on creative innovation, authenticity in writing and what makes poetry so compelling.

Issue 44 | Winter 2020

OF SATURDAYS MADE HOLY, Poetry by Michael D Higgins

Michael D. Higgins is one of Ireland’s leading public intellectuals. He was a member of Dáil Éireann for Galway West for 25 years and in 1993, was appointed as Ireland’s first Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht. In 2011, Michael D. Higgins was elected the ninth President of Ireland and was re-elected to a second term in 2018.

Poetry by Helen Mort

Poety by the award winning poet and novelist Helen Mort whose 'Never Leave the Dog Behind', a memoir exploring the relationship between dogs, mountains and people was published by Vertebrate in September 2020.

Kevin Barry talks to Dave Kavanagh

Booker prize nominee, Kevin Barry takes time out to speak to Dave Kavanagh about his work, his routine and how he approaches his craft.

‘Grendel’s Mother’ by Featured Writer, Una Mannion

'The baby’s soft fist brushed her cheek and the light touch felt like reproach. Pause. Be kinder.'

Two Poems by Ivy Alvarez

New Zealand-based poet Ivy Alvarez draws us in with her edgy, sensual prose poetry weaved from an engagement with Filipino idiomatic expressions.

Two Poems by Judith Beveridge

From iconic surfers to washer women at work – acclaimed Australian poet Judith Beveridge shows her impressive range in these two exquisite works!

Poetry by Maram al-Masri, translated by Theo Dorgan

Born in Syria, long-time exiled in Paris, Maram al-Masri has built up a devoted international following for her poems, which she writes in both Arabic and French.

Poetry by Mary O’Malley

Mary O’Malley's eight collection, GAUDENT ANGELI was published by Carcanet in 2019. She has served on the council of Poetry Ireland, held the Chair of Irish Studies at Villanova University and has held Residencies in Paris, Tarragona, New York and NUI Galway.

The Print Magazine

4 Poems by Jane Frank

Joint winner of the Queensland Poetry Festival Philip Bacon Ekphrasis Award in 2019

The Other Side Of Exhale by Jennifer Watts

In my work as a hospice volunteer I’d sat by the bedside of people dying, part of a ministry of presence for those in their last few hours of life.

Demolition in the Tropics by Rogan Kelly -Reviewed

Demolition in the Tropics by Rogan Kelly -Reviewed by Ada Wofford

Collaboration

We are a little over 13,000 kilometres apart, and we’re actually very thankful to the internet for

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