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20 books from 1920

20 books from the 1920’s that you should read

Dave Kavanagh selects 20 favourite books from the 1920s.

Its Here! Chapbook 2

 It is our great pleasure to be releasing this today, Chapbook 2, featuring the work of our three prize winners chosen by Irish poet,...

A Letter From The Blue Nib

Dear Blue Nib Contributors and Readers.

A Meet the Poet Special: Faith Atuhumuze, by Samantha Maw

Samantha Maw is studying a Creative Writing MA at Lincoln University in the U.K. and is a member of Lincoln Creative Writers and Outspoken...

Dave Kavanagh interviews our fine new poet Faith Atuhumuze

When did you start writing and what do you think attracted you to poetry? I remember reading Harlequin romance novels in my teenage years and thinking...

Threads by Kate Ennals reviewed by Dave Kavanagh

Kate Ennals Threads This is a beautiful book by Cavan based poet Kate Ennals. It takes us on a journey through experience, the poet's own, and...

In Conversation with Emma McKervey

Emma McKervey won the 2015 PoetryNI/Translink Poetry Competition and in 2016 she was shortlisted for both the NI National Poetry Competition and the Bord...
Writing with a disability

How to cope with Sex Daily.

Dave Kavanagh, on how disability should not be a disability for writers.

Dave Kavanagh – in conversation with Featured Poet Steve Klepetar

I had the great  pleasure of posing a few questions to this issue's Featured Poet, Steve Klepetar,  I asked him about his process and...

Commenting on Poetry by Dave Kavanagh

Ok so I get it. There are some scary moments when it comes to commenting on the work of other poets, like fearing that...

A Writer’s Workspace.

I had a brief discussion with a fellow writer recently and during the course of our grumbling he revealed that he loves to write...

Its Arrived

  List Price: $20.00, £14.95, Euros 16.50 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) Black & White on White paper 118 pages Blue Nib Publishing ISBN-13: 978-1999955021 ISBN-10: 1999955021 BISAC: Poetry / General "Welcome to The Blue Nib...
Adam Levon Brown

Dave Kavanagh speaks to Adam Levon Brown.

Adam Levon Brown talks about contests, inspiration and his latest project.

Dave Kavanagh reviews ‘Somewhere but not Here’ by Stephen Byrne

Dave was born and still lives in Loughshinny, a tiny farming and fishing village in the coastal North Co. Dublin. His work has seen...

A message from Dave Kavanagh…

Dear Poets.   Firstly congratulations to all winners in our first competition, your poetry was inspiring and we look forward so much to publishing you in...

Results – Chapbook Contest – Summer/Autumn 2017

  A big welcome to you all and here are the results and the judge's comments from Michael Blackburn   Dave Kavanagh will be contacting the prizewinners...
Planner versus Pantser

Face off. Planning versus Pantsing

The Pantser The freedom to create without the confines...
Ted Hughes

The life and work of Ted Hughes

Born in Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire in 1930, the landscape of Ted Hughes’s youth would have a massive influence on...
I am not a poet

I am not a poet! Are you?

Dave Kavanagh on a journey towards not being a poet, and on why reading makes us better writers.

What Writing Group is Best for You?

Michael A. Griffith teaches courses and workshops in public speaking, communications, and creative writing at the college and adult continuing education levels. His essays...
Serendipity

Serendipity.

I have an appalling sense of direction. I won’t say that I have no sense of direction because I’ve got a reasonable...

Gadgets & Gizmos

by Dave Kavanagh.   (Review of Scrivener, ProWritersAid & Natural Reader) Do you use writers aids? Writing is a difficult craft, in its essence it is about...

The Words I Might Have Spoken

In the past week a poet died. She was a smart, sharp,  and beautiful person who loved with passion and argued with venom. She...
Poem Styles

Popular Poem Styles: The Latest Trends In Poetry

It is worth keeping an eye on trends in literary journals that publish poetry, especially if you have ambitions to submit work for publication....
Author Website

13 easy ways to make an Author Website work for you.

  How many times have I heard someone say “Author Websites don’t work”?   

Consciousness and Control – Room Little Darker by June Caldwell-reviewed

Brian Kirk is an award-winning poet and short story writer from Dublin. His children’s novel The Rising Son was published in December 2015. He was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series in 2013 and highly commended in the Patrick Kavanagh Award in 2014 and 2015. His first poetry collection After The Fall was published by Salmon Poetry in 2017. He blogs at www.briankirkwriter.com.