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The Blue Nib Editor’s speak to featured poets and authors about their work, inspiration, routine, failures and successes. 

MARK TREDINNICK IN CONVERSATION WITH DENISE O’HAGAN

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.

Ysella Sims in conversation with Kerry Priest

Ysella Sims talks with poet, sound artist and playwright, Kerry Priest about her work and her sources of inspiration.

Sean Cotter in conversation with Clara Burghelea

Sean Cotter addresses the intoxicating focused attention of translation and the intimacy the translator experiences with both text and practice.

IVY ALVAREZ IN CONVERSATION WITH DENISE O’HAGAN

New Zealand-based poet Ivy Alvarez draws us in with her edgy, sensual prose poetry weaved from an engagement with Filipino idiomatic expressions.

An Interview with Rosie Goldsmith

Rosie Goldsmith shares her passion for languages and work in translation and speaks of how being multilingual changes one's perception of the world and shapes identity.

ROBYN ROWLAND IN CONVERSATION WITH DENISE O’HAGAN

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.

James Fountain in conversation with Clare Morris about his new book ‘The Poetry of Joseph Macleod’

‘Macleod is a modern master and utterly vital. I was absolutely thrilled to be the one entrusted with orchestrating his reintroduction to the world and rescuing his work from obscurity, after initial groundwork by Andrew Duncan’

An Interview with Adam J Sorkin

Adam J Sorkin generously shares what it means to be creative and co-creative in the translation process, focusing on the joys and challenges of artistic collaborations.

Mary O’Malley in conversation with Tracy Gaughan

'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.

An interview with Andrei Codrescu

In this generous, witty conversation, Andrei Codrescu confesses 'Writing poetry is the only skill the young need.'

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