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The Blue Nib Magazine. Issue 40 January 2020

Issue 40 Short Fiction

A Field for the British Isles. Nigel Jarrett

Nigel Jarrett a double prizewinner: the Rhys Davies Award for short fiction and the Templar Shorts award.

My Uncle in the Ospital. New Fiction from Rosemary McLeish

Rosemary McLeish won second prize in both the Mslexia Poetry Competition and the Bedford International Poetry Competition.

Relief. Short Fiction from Megan Carlson

Megan Carlson earned a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University

Sexual Predator. Fiction from Melissa Todd

Melissa Todd is a writer, performer and the director of Hags Ahoy theatre company.

The Closest Thing to Home. Fiction Shinjini Dey

Shinjini Dey has been published in Efiction and Cactus Heart Press.

Issue 40 Reviews

Birds with Horse Hearts’ by Eleanor Walsh -Reviewed.

Birds with Horse Hearts' by Eleanor Walsh -Reviewed by Nusrat M Haider

this hall of several tortures’ by Reuben Woolley -Reviewed

this hall of several tortures’ by Reuben Woolley -Reviewed by Emma Lee

Helen Moore’s The Mother Country’ -Reviewed

Helen Moore's 'The Mother Country' Reviewed by Emma Lee

Earth Music by Eithne Lannon

Earth Music by Eithne Lannon (Turas Press, 2019) Poetry might be...

‘Unstill Mosaics’ James Walton – Reviewed

‘Unstill Mosaics’ is a collection of gentle, considered poems themed around its subtitle that doesn’t shout for attention.

Issue 40 Poetry

Earth – Ben Hession

AND THEY’VE FOUND ICARUS... wings outstretched at fate’s final kick, drawn by the wet light of...

Assam. Poetry by Krishna Lewis

Krishna Lewis the Fellows Program Director at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University.

Small town big wet. Poetry from Ivy Ireland

Ivy Ireland was runner-up in the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize 2019 with her poem, "The Owl Inside".

Looping Gravity

Kymm Coveney co-hosts a multilingual poetry recital series in Barcelona, Poémame.

Dry Bones

James Finnegan - shortlisted for Hennessy Literary Award (2018), highly commended in the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Competition (2016, 2018)

You Can’t Eat a View

Maxine is widely published in print and online.

Featured Poets

The Clockwork Box – Featured Poet Anthony Lawrence

Anthony Lawrence's most recent collection 'Headwaters,' (Pitt Street Poetry, 2016) won the 2017 Prime Ministers Literary Awards (Poetry)

Featured Poet Paige Elizabeth Wajda

Paige Elizabeth Wajda is a Choctaw writer from California and Head of Poetry for The Selkie.