Issue 41 |March 2020|

Valérie Rouzeau, translated by Sabine Huynh

Valérie Rouzeau, Vrouz (Éditions La Table Ronde, Paris, 2012, pp. 11-12) Bonne qu’à ça ou rien Je ne sais pas nager pas danser pas conduire De voiture...

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

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)

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

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

Tracy Gaughan in conversation with Nicola Harrison

Nicola Harrison is a lecturer in Singing & Interpretation of song at Pembroke College, Oxford, a vocal teacher, a professional singer, writer and performer. ...

Clara Burghelea in conversation with featured poet Edvin Subašić

Edvin Subašić was born and raised in Bosnia-Herzegovina., he immigrated to the US in 1997 as a war refugee at the age of 21...

Anne Tannam speaks to Clara Burghelea

Anne Tannam is a Dublin poet with two collections: Tides Shifting Across My Sitting Room Floor (Salmon Poetry 2017) and Take This Life (WordOnTheStreet...

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.

Denise O’Hagan, Editorial Issue 41

Denise O'Hagan on the depth of poetry and on her selections for issue 41

Clara Burghelea Editorial Issue 41

Poetry Selected by Clara Burghelea and Tracy Gaughan Editorial  In a world of objects, poetry allows us to inhabit endless skins, in the reading and rereading...

‘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.

‘A Migrant Story’, Eugen Bacon

Eugen Bacon is an African Australian author.

Micah Granada, Short Fiction

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

‘Tackling Middle-Aged Men’. Michael Chacksfield

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

‘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

‘Girl Grief’. Short fiction by Cathy Donelan

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

That old life. Short fiction by Rosalind Goldsmith

Poet, teacher, translator and playwright, Rosalind Goldsmith.

The Clock Goes Back, Short fiction by Conor Jarrett

Conor Jarrett is a teacher, translator and writer from Naas, Co Kildare.

3 Poems by Francis O’Hare

Francis O’Hare’s new collection, Sailing to Omeath, was published by Arlen House, Dublin (January 2020)

Featured Poet Rose Mary Boehm

Rose's, ‘The Rain Girl’, will be published by Chaffinch Press in 2020

A poem by Doreena Jennings

Doreena Jennings is a member of the award winning ‘Carlow Writers Co-op

Poetry by Katharine Goda

Katharine Goda was highly commended in the Blue Nib Chapbook competition 2019

3 poems by Paul Jeffcutt

Paul Jeffcutt has won 32 awards for poetry in national and international competitions in Ireland, the UK and the USA

‘Recordings’ a poem by Claire Basarich

Claire Basarich’s first collection was short listed for the Live Canon 2019 pamphlet competition. 

Anne Ballard, Poetry.

Anne Ballard won first prize in the Poetry on the Lake Competition 2015 and 2018.

‘Kintyre’ a poem by Carol McKay

Carol McKay won the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship in 2010

A Poem by A C Clarke

A.C. Clarke's A Troubling Woman (Oversteps Books), came out in 2017

‘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, ‘Go . . . to your Manor...

‘Flèche’ Mary Jean Chan’s latest ofering -Reviewed

Flèche Mary Jean Chan Faber & Faber ISBN 9780571348046 The title is an offensive move in fencing and although fencing terminology is used metaphorically, the book's focus...

‘Lilies from America New and Selected Poems’ Carmen Bugan -Reviewed

"Lilies from America New and Selected Poems" Carmen Bugan Shearsman Books  ISBN 9781848616738 Carmen Bugan's family were forced to leave Ceaușescu's Romania where her parents' typewriter was...

‘Memory Forest’ by Gaynor Kane -Reviewed

'Memory Forest' Gaynor Kane  Hedgehog Press ISBN 9781916090859 The theme behind the 'Memory Forest' is about legacy, not the physical possessions we might pass down to...

‘Where Oceans Meet’ Heather McQuillan -Reviewed

‘Where Oceans Meet’ Heather McQuillan Reflex Press www.reflex.press/product/where-oceans-meet 'Where Oceans Meet' is a collection of flash fiction that reflects on family lives, particularly difficult mother daughter...

Austin Donnelly ‘Whiskers Feathers and Fur’ -reviewed

Whiskers Feathers and Fur Austin Donnelly Orla Kelly Publishing Austin Donnelly wanted to be a vet from a young child. There was an incident when he...

‘Pretty Time Machine’ Lorette C Luzajic -Reviewed

‘Pretty Time Machine: Ekphrastic Prose Poems’ Lorette C. Luzajic Mixed Up Media ISBN-10: 1658005147 ISBN-13: 978-1658005142 ‘Pretty Time Machine’ is a substantial book of 110 prose poems written either directly...

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