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Bloodline

Buy it now “Bloodline” Michael A Griffith Michael A Griffith’s poems often start with a simple observation and then take that idea or image for an exploratory walk. His focus often falls on family relationships. Making a packed lunch in “Tetris” prompts musings on parental roles, ”       You’re off to work as …

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Weightless in the Nets

Buy it “Weightless in the Nets” Roy Liran (Blue Nib) The poems in “Weightless in the Nets” are probing observations that explore and ask questions about perceptions and preconceived views of readers. They rely on giving the reader sufficient detail to focus attention and be guided by the poet. A similar approach is taken in …

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HERE THEY ARE!!! The Winter/Spring Chapbook Contest 2017/18 Results

RESULTS The Winter / Spring Chapbook contest 2017/18. With guest judge Kevin Higgins.     HUGE CONGRATULATIONS FROM THE BLUE NIB TO:-   WINNER  Anne Walsh Donnelly – €150.00 SECOND PLACE  Akshaya Pawaskar – €100.00 THIRD PLACE  Bobbie Sparrow  (debutante) – €50.00   HONOURABLE MENTIONS: Sue Johnson Antoinette Rock Michele Ring Grainne Tobin Eithne Lannon Derek Coyle Ceinwen …

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Blue Nib forthcoming publications – The Summer/ Autumn Winners’ Chapbook and our first anthology!

  3 poets/24 poems/1 chapbook 1st Prize: $150; 2nd Prize :$100.00 3rd Prize $50.00 +inclusion in chapbook publication with 10 free copies to each of our 3 winners 3 winning poets will have their work included in the chapbook Each of the three chapbook winners is guaranteed a review on the site.  The chapbooks will …

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Breaking News! Michael Blackburn is judging the Chapbook Contest 2017

    Michael Blackburn (born 1954) is a British poet. From 1976 to 1978 Blackburn was an editor on Poetry & Audience, the poetry magazine produced by The School of English at the University of Leeds. Together with the American poet, Michael Coffey, he edited a special translations issue. During the early-to-mid-1980s he was an editor on Stand Magazine, Newcastle Upon Tyne. …

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About The Editorial Process

This is just a bit of information about how I approach editing the magazine. Sorry to be so OCD but it will save a lot of grief.   First a word about selection.  I am very sorry that I cannot make individual comments on poems that  I feel are not right for the magazine. These …

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