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Featured Poets

Featured poets 2017-2018

Featured Poets of 2017 – 2018 gives us a chance to again shine a light on this wonderful selection of truly talented poets who we […]


Instapoets v Traditionalists

INSTA-POETRY, IS THIS ART? THE JURY IS STILL OUT In her editorial of issue 37, Shirley Bell weighed in and shared her view of the so-called […]

Literary magazine
Blog Post

Emma Lee -Reviews Editor

Emma Lee comes to us as Reviews Editor with extensive experience. As well as being a regular reviewer for The Blue Nib, Emma also reviews […]

Blog Post

Helen Mort announces the winners of Chapbook Contest IV.

Trying to choose between poetry pamphlets is very different from choosing between individual poems. When I judge a single poem prize, I often feel like I’m doing the literary equivalent of speed dating: I’m waiting for a piece to come along that will sweep me off my feet, create an instant but lasting impression. Judging pamphlets feels like a much slower, fuller process. […]


The Settlement-Chris Boyland

The Settlement I’d borrowed some of your words – ‘wrong’, ‘useless’, ‘stupid’, ‘useless’ (seem to have two of those – dunno – maybe one’s a […]