Issue 41

Featuring

Denise O’Hagan in conversation with Audrey Molloy

Poet Audrey Molloy received the Hennessy Award for Emerging Poetry, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award and the Listowel Writers’ Week Irish Poem of the Year Award in 2019.

Featured Poet Amy Barry talks to Clara Burghelea

Amy Barry took 1st and 2nd prize in the English Poetry at PAU World Poetry Day in 2017 and 2018. Is a recipient of Neruda Award 2017 (Poetry) Crispiano, Italy. Highly Commended (Poetry) in SiarSceal International Literary Festival in 2017 and 2019.

Dave Kavanagh chats to featured poet Rose Mary Boehm

With her latest full-length collection, ‘The Rain Girl’, due from Chaffinch Press in 2020, Rose Mary Boehm speaks to Dave Kavanagh

‘The Use of Fear’ by Hilary Sideris

Hilary Sideris's latest collect is 'Un Amore Veloce' (Kelsay Books 2019)

Plus

‘Tackling Middle-Aged Men’. Michael Chacksfield

Michael Chacksfield is a proud member of the PG Wodehouse Society,

That old life. Short fiction by Rosalind Goldsmith

Poet, teacher, translator and playwright, Rosalind Goldsmith.

Irina-Roxana Georgescu, translated by Corina Moise Poenaru

Corina Moise Poenaru translates poetry by Irina-Roxana Georgescu

Emma Lee speaks to featured poet 
Melanie Hyo-In Han

Emerging poet Melanie Hyo-In Han's work impressed The Blue Nib's review editor, Emma Lee

Dave Kavanagh chats to Kieran Devaney

Kieran Devaney has reported on and produced programmes around the world for TV am, Channel 4, ITN and Sky News in the United Kingdom, CNN in the United States

Featured Poet, J.J. Steinfeld interviewed by Emma Lee

Canadian poet, fiction writer, and playwright J. J. Steinfeld lives on Prince Edward Island, he has published 20 books, the latest being Gregor Samsa Was Never in The Beatles (Stories, Ekstasis Editions, 2019)

‘Rowing’ fiction by Mark O’Flynn

They rowed on the lake at a different time each day. Usually at the long break or...

‘The Most Beautiful Suicide’ fiction by Robin Vigfusson

Forty years ago when I was in college, I sat in a darkened classroom next to a...

‘Girl Grief’. Short fiction by Cathy Donelan

Cathy Donelan’s first play featured in the 2019 Galway Fringe.

Micah Granada, Short Fiction

Micah Granada is a creative writing student at the University of the Philippines-Diliman’s Institute for Creative Writing.

‘Would I talk to Her?’ Flash by Sass O Flynn

Sucessful poet Sass O'Flynn turns her hand to fiction for the first time.

‘A Migrant Story’, Eugen Bacon

Eugen Bacon is an African Australian author.

‘The Go Aways’ Fiction by Marlon Martinez

Marlon Martinez's writings reflect his curiosity about drugs, sex, the forgotten, addiction, recovery, love and other technologies.

Goodbye Joanna Hales, fiction by Sue Brennan

Sue Brennan was shortlisted for the Wollongong Short Story Award (2018)

‘The Cave’ fiction by Barry Litherland

Barry Litherland writes crime mystery novels, often with a paramormal twist.

‘Every Thought Flies’. Fiction by K.P. Taylor

South African born author, K.P. Taylor

‘Luna Moth’ fiction by M.E. Proctor

Journalist and author, M.E. Proctor.

‘ #Badsex’ Short Fiction by Sam Hall

Sam Hall is managing editor of Confluence Magazine

Poetry by Angus Strachan

Poet and playwright, Angus Strachan won the International James Joyce Award for dramatic monologue

2 New Poems by Janice Dempsey

Janice is co-owner and editor of Dempsey & Windle, an independent poetry publishing company

2 poems by Bob Beagrie

Bob Beagrie is a senior lecturer in creative writing at Teesside University.

Leonie Charlton, New Poetry

Leonie Charlton’s travel memoir will be published by Sandstone Press in 2020.

Lesley Burt, Poet.

Dorset poet, Lesley Burt

2 new poems by Chris Hardy

Roger McGough said ‘Chris consistently hits the right note’

2 poems by Attracta Fahy

Attracta Fahy was the October winner in Irish Times; New Irish Writing 2019.

New poetry by Jean Taylor

Jean Taylor’s pamphlet 'Deliberate Sunlight' was published by Black Agnes Press in 2019.

3 Poems by Özgecan Kesici

Rebellion You pushed me through a closed door once in a flurry to get all done that had to be done. Then, you...

‘Death Be Not Proud’ by Marilyn June Janson

I do not live in a Jewish community nor attend synagogue. Faith lives within my heart.

The Turnmill Year, by Alex Barr

When I played Pistol in an amateur production of The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Falstaff growled,...

‘The Fell’ by Robert Jenkins – Reviewed

'The Fell' Robert Jenkins Red Door Press ISBN...