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

MARK TREDINNICK IN CONVERSATION WITH DENISE O’HAGAN

In this in-depth and articulate conversation, celebrated Australian poet Mark Tredinnick shares some of his insights on poetry - what first drew him to it, what it means to him, and how he works.

Denise O’Hagan in conversation with Audrey Molloy

Poet Audrey Molloy received the Hennessy Award for Emerging Poetry, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award and the Listowel Writers’ Week Irish Poem of the Year Award in 2019.

The Anthony Lawrence Interview -With Denise O’Hagan

Denise O'Hagan interviews the 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry, Antony Lawrence.

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.

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.

Booker prize winner, Roddy Doyle talks to Dave Kavanagh

Doyle's most recent books include The Dead Republic (2010);Two Pints (2012); The Guts (2013), which takes us back to Jimmy Rabbitte, now in his forties; Two More Pints (2014); Dead Man Talking (2015); Smile (2017); and Love (2020).

‘Bohemian Days’ by Kieran Devaney

Writer, journalist and broadcaster, Kieran Devaney takes us to Grogan's Bar in Dublin, 'the last haunt of Irish Bohemia' and recalls its owner, the remarkable Tommy Smith.

‘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.'

The Print Magazine

After The Fight, The Paint

Jill Neimark is the author of adult and children's fiction, as well as a journalist

Sally McHugh- New Poetry

 Blue Atlas Tracing the grids of the blue atlas my finger runs down the page, charting the north Atlantic ocean, Lisbon, Africa with its Sahara winds blowing, Freetown. Latitude, longitude, lines criss-cross, I...

How I Want Picasso To Sketch Me – Simeon...

HOW I WANT PICASSO TO SKETCH ME This is how Pablo Picasso sketched Ella Fitzgerald. Her breasts like the waves of Hokusai, hair...

Betrayal- Kate Ennals

Betrayal: short fiction by Kate Ennals.

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