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Issue 42 | July 2020 |

When I Step Through the Door Reading Joanne Kyger

Eamonn Wall's deep dive into the life and work of Joanne Kyger , a poet associated with the San Francisco Renaissance, the Beat Generation, Black Mountain, and the New York School.

‘A Roman Death’ by Joan O’Hagan, reviewed by Emma Lee

‘A Roman Death’ Joan O’Hagan Black Quill Press  ISBN:...

‘Homie’ by Danez Smith, reviewed by Emma Lee

‘Homie’ Danez Smith Chatto  ISBN 9781784743055 

4 poems by Oz Hardwick

Oz Hardwick's chapbook 'Learning to Have Lost' (Canberra: IPSI/Recent Work, 2018) won the 2019 Rubery International Book Award for Poetry.

Poetry by Marjory Woodfield

In this set of poem, Marjory Woodfield takes inspiration from travel.

Poetry by Chaucer Cameron

Chaucer Cameron'is co-editor of Poetry Film Live

From the poet, Mantz Yorke

Poet, Mantz Yorke takes his readers on a tour with these poems inspired by the landscape.

Poetry by Anita Patel

Anita Patel's collection, 'A Common Garment' (Recent Work Press), was published in 2019. She was the guest editor for Issue 2 of Not Very Quiet Journal.

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.