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Prize winning Poets;
Rose Lucas a Melbourne poet, reviewer and academic, whose first collection, Even in the Dark (UWAP) won the Mary Gilmore award in 2014;
Anthony Lawrence whose most recent collection ‘Headwaters,’ (Pitt Street Poetry, 2016) won the 2017 Prime Ministers Literary Awards (for Poetry).
British Eco-Poet Helen Moore who has published three full poetry collections. Moore gave the annual INSPIRE lecture at the Hay Book Festival, based on her award-winning essay ‘Is love the answer?’Her work ECOZOA (Permanent Publications, 2015), was acclaimed by the Australian poet John Kinsella as “a milestone in the journey of ecopoetics”
Emma Lee has curated a treasure trove of twenty five reviews for this issue with reviews of The Tradition’ by Jericho Brown, In Nearby Bushes’ By Kei Miller, River Wedding’ By Amlanjyoti Goswami and Birds with Horse Hearts’ a flash fiction collection by Eleanor Walsh.
We also include a strong collection of Essays from top writers.
The issue will be available to preorder on site from the 15th of December and will appear online and in selected stores from 15th of January 2020.
In issue 40. 15th January 2020
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Prize winning Authors:
Reyna Marder Gentin a finalist in the Women’s Fiction Writers Association Star Award for Outstanding Debut for her novel Unreasonable doubts.
Brian Kirk whose short fiction chapbook It’s Not Me, It’s You won the inaugural Southword Fiction Chapbook Competition and was published by Southword Editions in September 2019.
Tracy Gaughan features in n both poetry and shot fiction sections of the magazine. Tracy is the presenter of the popular arts show ‘WestWords’
18 wonderfully eclectic pieces of fiction will appear in the digital issue of the magazine with 5 of these appearing in the print issue.
Over 180 Pages of poetry, short fiction, reviews and essays from established and emerging writers.
In issue 39 of The Blue Nib - The Magazine for Poets and Writers
Matthew James Friday
Some of our recently featured poets and writers
- Anne Walsh Donnelly -Hennessy New Irish Writing: July’s winning poems. Shortlisted for the Hennessy Awards for poets and writers 2019.
- Linda McKenna -winner of the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing
- Maeve O’Sullivan – Maeve’s fourth book of poetry Elsewhere was published in 2017. She is a founder of Haiku Ireland, and also a long-standing member of the British Haiku Society. She is also a founder of the Hibernian Poetry Workshop and performs with the Poetry Divas collective of women poets.
- Brian Kirk named as Listowel Writers’ Week Irish Poem of the Year at the An Post Irish Book Awards 2018.
- Emma McKervey – Emma won the 2015 PoetryNI/Translink Poetry Competition and in 2016 she was shortlisted for both the NI National Poetry Competition and the Bord Gáis Irish Book Awards’ Poem of the Year Award. In 2017 she had two poems highly commended for the Seamus Heaney Prize.
- Clifton Redmond – Clifton was long listed for the Over the Edge Poetry Competition and shortlisted for the Fermoy International Poetry Prize. He is currently working on a project based on a struggle with cultural identity.
- Teresa Sweeney. – Teresa was a runner-up in WOW! Awards 2011.