Emerging poet Melanie Hyo-In Han's work impressed The Blue Nib's review editor, Emma Lee
Irish-Australian poet Robyn Rowland treats us to an extended taste of her world, from her early work and travels through to her experience of poetry in translation and the vital role of female poets.
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.
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.
'Eavan gave me the letters of Lowell and Bishop so that I would see one relationship between a man and a woman who were literary equals, and see that he regarded her as such. That’s how to teach.' Irish woman of letters, Mary O’Malley speaks to Tracy Gaughan about her life in literature, education and music, the rich culture that shaped her imagination and why place is not always tethered to location.
Issue 44 | Winter 2020
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.
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.
Booker prize nominee, Kevin Barry takes time out to speak to Dave Kavanagh about his work, his routine and how he approaches his craft.
New Zealand-based poet Ivy Alvarez draws us in with her edgy, sensual prose poetry weaved from an engagement with Filipino idiomatic expressions.
From iconic surfers to washer women at work – acclaimed Australian poet Judith Beveridge shows her impressive range in these two exquisite works!
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.
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.
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).