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Issue 39 | Sept 2019 |

Fotoula Reynolds

The Sunday visits  Pretty dress on Hair tied up with Daisy pins in Leather shoes Polished and ...

5 Poems by James Walton

Modern love tales I’ll put on After the Gold Rush, Sgt Peppers, Blue how much a graph...

2 Poems from Randolph Stow Young Writers Awardee, Rosie Bogumil

THE ROADMAP My body is a roadmap,  Of white ridges, undulating hills and Curves of red, mingling with...

Slide into The DMs. By Erin Francis

FRESH FACES Hello there, may I enquire  whether or not you’d like to invest in a face? ...

Solo Spooning & Transcendence. Anni Coyne

SOLO SPOONING & TRANSCENDENCE In the whispering silences of post-midnight solitude Where ghosts of rampant angst are...

Otherwise Occupied. by Richard James Allen

OTHERWISE OCCUPIED You think I am not listening  but I am just not listening to you I...

Featured Poet, Anne Casey

AFTER MAKING LOVE WITH THE LIGHTS ON, DOORS WIDE OPEN resting my head on your shoulder...

Poetry by E.A Gleeson

This sky we share Just-built houses  stretch upwards lunging at ocean views  angling out inlanders blocking...

Latest Articles

Three poems by Astrid Cabral, translated by Alexis Levitin

Astrid Cabral’s poems are visually musical and the rich vein of her native language, Portuguese, is beautifully captured in Alexis Levitin’s translation.

Two Reviews of ‘Rare Birds Voices from Holloway Prison’ by Natalie Scott

Two Blue Nib Reviewers, Lynda Scott Araya and Daniel Ajayi, consider Natalie Scott's 'Rare Birds Voices from Holloway Prison’

‘Unethical Use of a Frisbee’ by Nick Sweeney

'Had I not offered the Frisbee man my stare, the brief but unsettling vision of his feather-topped head in my fridge, then he probably wouldn’t have veered off course and found the Frisbee, and the perfect woman'

‘Tuning In’ by Dominic Fisher

Ever fancied being on the radio? Dominic Fisher tells us how!

‘Critical Days in the United States’ by Sophia Kouidou-Giles

Democracy requires constant scrutiny. It's time to vote!

Two poems by Anne M Carson

These two compositions by Australian poet Anne M Carson are as sensual and precisely structured as the music that inspired them!

Clara Burghelea talks with talented translator, Alexis Levitin

Alexis Levitin shares his view on being a translator in these cruel times: 'to show that we are all human, for better and for worse, and that language can uplift us, even if it cannot save us.'

Poetry by Bruce Meyer

Bruce Meyer, First Poet Laureate of Barrie, Ontario, CBC broadcaster, and prolific writer.