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Issue 40 | December 2019 |

An Exploration of the Rise and Fall of Alt-Lit by Ada Wofford

Part two of A Critical Examination of 21st Century Poetry. Introduction Oscar Wilde once famously stated...

On bilingualism, innate hybridity and loss

Clara Burghelea speaks about the struggle and the freedom of writing in a second language.

Earth – Ben Hession

wings outstretched at fate’s final kick, drawn by the wet light of a simulacrum, a loosened parable of brightness, his in flesh and bone, but insect-like, he drifts

Emma Lee interviews Feature Poet, Bill Cushing

Emma Lee hooked up with feature poet Bill Cushing, teacher and author of the recent collection, A Former Life'

Her Lost Language’ by Jenny Mitchell -Reviewed

Her Lost Language' by Jenny Mitchell -Reviewed by Nusrat M Haider

Birds with Horse Hearts’ by Eleanor Walsh -Reviewed.

Birds with Horse Hearts' by Eleanor Walsh -Reviewed by Nusrat M Haider

The scandalous mathematics of grace

Susan Howard writes about what affects her and what she observes in NZ and on the world stage.

Broome Speak by Nadia Rhook

Nadia Rhook is a white settler historian, educator, and poet.

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.