The Blue Nib

Shirley Bell

Mike Jenkins author bio

His next book of poetry out soon is a collection in Merthyr dialect ‘From Aberfan t Grenfell’ ( Culture Matters), with illustrations by Swansea artist Alan Perry. Co-editor of ‘Red Poets’ magazine for 25 years and former editor of ‘Poetry Wales’.   Regular blogger on website www.mikejenkins.net .    Winner of Wales Book of the Year for collection of …

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Nigel Burch – author’s biography

Nigel Burch (born 1954 in Braintree, Essex) is an east London songwriter, musician, poet, and graphic artist now based in the London Borough of Hackney.[1] Musically covering the genres of punk, rock, folk, and anti-folk, Burch has collaborated with Kevin Coyne, John Cooper Clarke, Andrew Ranken (of The Pogues),[2] and had an ongoing pen pal …

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Thomas Bailey – author’s biography

Thomas Bailey: Tom is 21 years-old, and lives in London. He is currently studying English at Cambridge, and is editor of his college’s annual poetry publication. His work has been published in Agenda’s Online Broadsheet, The Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Acumen’s Young Poets Section, Off the Block, and The Cambridge Student, among other places. When he gets …

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Simon Perchik – Author’s Biography

Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, Forge, Poetry, Osiris, The New Yorker and elsewhere. His most recent collection is The Osiris Poems published by boxofchalk, 2017. For more information including free e-books and his essay “Magic, Illusion and Other Realities” please visit his website at www.simonperchik.com. To view one …

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Reviews Editor

Jane Simmons appointed Reviews Editor We are delighted to welcome our new Reviews  Editor, Jane Simmons, onto our team. Jane has contributed numerous fine reviews to the Blue Nib over the months and has proved herself to be a knowledgeable and skilful reviewer.Jane will be a real asset to The Blue Nib. She is a former teacher/lecturer …

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Shirley Bell – author bio

Shirley Bell is the poetry editor and the editor in chief of The Blue Nib. She is a widely published and anthologised poet as well as an experienced workshop tutor and writer-in-residence. Her poetry is archived in the Special Collection in the University of Lincoln’s Library and as a result, she has collected together all …

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Imogen Gladman – author bio

Imogen Gladman, Fiction Editor of The Blue Nib, is a knowledgeable editor with 20 years of professional experience. She has expertise and qualifications in the fields of literary fiction, French literature and culture, classical studies, history of art and linguistics amongst others. London based, she is well placed for contacts in literary and cultural circles. She …

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Jane Simmons – author bio

Jane Simmons is a former teacher/lecturer who has recently completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Lincoln. She is now a PhD student at the university of Leicester, where she is working on The Lyric Self: lyric poetry as a medium for autobiographical life-writing in the work of contemporary British women poets – with …

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Simran Keshwani – biography

Simran Keshwani is an India based author currently pursuing her  Masters research in Sydney, Australia. Her literary career has been based on exploring the question of spaces – personal, private, public, closed, open, empty, hollow and full and how they interact viz-a-viz the performances of being in the 21st Century. Her first book, Becoming Assiya,  explores …

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Aurora M. Lewis – biography

Aurora M. Lewis is a retiree, having worked in financial institutions for over 40 years.  In her late 50’s she received a Certificate in Creative Writing-General Studies, with honors from UCLA.  Aurora’s poems, short stories, and nonfiction have been accepted by The Literary Hatchet, Gemini Magazine, Persimmon Tree, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and Jerry Jazz Magazine, to name …

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 Cathy Donelan – biography

Bio: Cathy Donelan is a writer from the west of Ireland. Her fiction has appeared in ROPES, The Honest Ulsterman, Dodging The Rain, The Nottingham Review, Spontaneity, The Lamp Graduate Journal, Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine and A New Ulster’s 2017 anthology ‘The Hidden and Divine: Female Voices in Ireland’. Her poetry has appeared in …

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Kenneth Robbins – biography

Kenneth Robbins is the author of  five published novels, 29 published plays, and numerous stories, essays, and memoirs. He is a past recipient of the Associated Writing Programs Novel Award and the Toni Morrison Prize for Fiction.

Tom Paine – biography

TOM PAINE’s poetry is upcoming or published in The Nation, Glasgow Review of Books, The Moth Magazine, Blackbox Manifold, Volt, Fence, Forklift, Ohio, Epiphany, The Common, Green Mountain Review, Tinderbox, Hunger Mountain, Hotel Amerika, Gulf Stream, Tampa Review, World Literature Today and elsewhere. Stories have been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The New England …

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Nathan Fidler, biography

Nathan Fidler lives in Nottingham, working as a copywriter while reviewing film and music in his spare time. He writes his own music under the moniker King Fringe and thinks of Bill Murray as his spirit guide

Emma Lee – biography

Emma Lee’s most recent collection is “Ghosts in the Desert” (IDP, UK 2015), she co-edited “Over Land, Over Sea: poems for those seeking refuge,” (Five Leaves, UK, 2015), reviews for The High Window Journal, The Journal, London Grip and Sabotage Reviews and blogs at http://emmalee1.wordpress.com.

DJ Tyrer

DJ Tyrer is the person behind Atlantean Publishing, was placed second in the 2015 Data Dump Award for Genre Poetry, and has been published in issues of Amulet, California Quarterly, Carillon, The Dawntreader, Haiku Journal, The Pen, and Tigershark, and online at Atlas Poetica, Bindweed, Poetry Pacific, and Scarlet Leaf Review, as well as releasing several chapbooks, including the critically acclaimed Our Story. DJ Tyrer’s website is at http://djtyrer.blogspot.co.uk/ The …

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Appointment of our new Fiction Editor

New Fiction Editor At The Blue Nib. We are delighted to welcome our new Fiction Editor, Imogen Gladman, onto our team.Imogen is a knowledgeable editor with 20 years of professional experience. She has expertise and qualifications in the fields of literary fiction, French literature and culture, classical studies, history of art and linguistics amongst others.London …

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