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Issue 43 | September 2020 |

Eleanor Hooker – Four Poems

Eleanor Hooker's poetry captures the rhythms of the natural world, offering perspectives that are precisely observed, intense and intimate.

3 POEMS BY PETER BOYLE

Each line is a poem in itself in these three exquisite works by Australian poet and translator Peter Boyle, in which he pays homage to the miraculous in life and its precariousness.

Poetry by Kate McNamara

In these two unique poems, Australian poet Kate McNamara takes us on an achingly courageous journey, which are in themselves a tribute to the dignity and resilience of those left behind.

Poetry by Adina Dabija

Adina Dabija, recent emigrant into USA from Romania, writes about finding home wherever she is living.

‘(Un)belonging’ by Nathaneal O’Reilly -Reviewed

Emma Lee reviews Nathaneal O'Reilly's latest poetry collection , '(Un)belonging'

Poetry by Jeff Santosuosso

Jeff Santosuosso, having lived in eight states in the US, is known for a restlessness in his work, which suits Summer 2020.

Poetry by Mary Oishi

Mary Oishi, Albuquerque Poet Laureate and lifelong activist, employs an economic, terse style deftly to convey her global concerns.

Poetry by Pui Ying Wong

Pui Ying Wong, Chinese emigrant to USA from Hong Kong, is a well known, much published poet in literary circles in the States.

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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.