Abhaile: With Tracy Gaughan

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2 poems by Bernie Crawford

Bernie Crawford’s poetry has been published in The Irish Times, Poetry Ireland Review, the North magazine, and elsewhere.

Poetry by Colin Bancroft

Colin Bancroft won the 2016 Poets and Players Prize. His pamphlet Impermanence is out in October 2020 with Maytree Press.

3 poems by Pam Thompson

Pam Thompson is a writer and lecturer. Her publications include The Japan Quiz ( Redbeck Press, 2009) and Show Date and Time (Smith | Doorstop, 2006) and Strange Fashion (Pindrop Press, 2017).

4 Poems by James Finnegan

James Finnegan was shortlisted for the Hennessy Literary Award (2018) and highly commended in the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Competition (2016, 2018).

2 Poems by Caroline Johnstone

Caroline Johnstone has won the Waterways Storymaking Festival Award, Imprint Writing Award, and the Beyond Borders Round III competition.

3 Poems by Rona Fitzgerald

Rona Fitzgerald’s poems are published in Poems for Grenfell, Onslaught Press 2018, #Me Too, Fair Acre Press, 2018, The Blue Nib issue 39 September 2019, Ramingo’s Porch 2020 among others

4 poems by Emily Bilman

Emily Bilman’s three poetry books are, A Woman By A Well (2015), Resilience (2015), and The Threshold of Broken Waters (2018) all published by Troubador Books

3 poems by Neil Leadbeater

Neil Leadbeater’s latest publication is 'Penn Fields' (Littoral Press, 2019).

2 Poems by Jim Ward

Jim Ward’s poem 2016 Proclamation was runner-up in the Galway Bay FM/Thoor Ballylee Poetry Challenge, 2017.

Poet and novelist J.S. Watts

J.S. Watts is a UK poet and novelist who has published seven books

Poetry by Peter O’Neill

Peter O’Neill is the author of six collections of poetry

2 Poems by Tess Jolly

Tess Jolly has won both the Hamish Canham Prize and the Anne Born Prize

2 poems by George Aird

George Airds poetry was shortlisted for the Maírtin Crawford award in 2019

2 poems by Stuart Flynn

Stuart Flynn'sdebut poetry pamphlet was published in 2001 by the British literary journal Acumen.

3 poems by David Slater

David Slater leads a poetry group in Newcastle upon Tyne. He completed an MA in creative writing at Northumbria University.

A poem by Suria Tei

Suria Tei obtained a Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Glasgow.

3 poems by Chrissie Gittins

Chrissie Gittins' third poetry collection Sharp Hills came out from Indigo Dreams in 2019. Her short story collection Between Here and Knitwear (Unthank Books) was shortlisted for the Saboteur Awards.

3 poems by Jonathan Humble

Jonathan Humble’s collection ‘Fledge’, will be published by Maytree Press in the summer of 2020.

3 poems by Camillus John

Camillus John is published in The Stinging Fly, RTÉ Ten, The Lonely Crowd, and others.

3 poems by Ruth Horsfall

Ruth Horsfall is a queer writer living and working in the UK. She has previously been published in Young Vagabond and Lipmag.

Poetry by Michele (Miki) Byrne

Michele (Miki) Byrne has published two poetry collections and was a finalist in the Gloucester Poet Laureate competition.

4 Pieces by emerging poet Jenny Middleton

As well as being a remarkable poet, Jenny Middleton is a full time mum. She balances writing with the chaos of family life.

Poetry by K.T. Slattery

K.T. Slattery received a special mention in the 2020 Desmond O’Grady Poetry Competition.

Poetry by Maria O’Rourke

Maria O’Rourke is a full-time author, currently studying for a Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Limerick.

4 poems by Abigail Elizabeth Ottley

Abigail Elizabeth Ottley is a former English teacher whose poetry and fiction are widely published

3 poems by Phil Barnett

Phil Barnett expresses his fascination with the natural world through music, painting, photography, prose and poetry.

A Poem by Nigel Kent

Nigel Kent’s collection ‘Saudade’ was published in 2019 (Hedgehog Poetry Press)

3 Poems by Paul Waring

Paul Waring’s debut pamphlet is ‘Quotidian’ (Yaffle Press 2019).

2 Poems by Bob Beagrie

Bob Beagrie's most recent colection is 'Civil Insolencies' (Smokestack 2019)

2 Poems by Terry McDonagh

Terry McDonagh’s Latest poetry collection is ‘Fourth Floor Flat – 44 Cantos’. – from Arlen House.

3 Poems by Fiona Sinclair

A welcome return to The Blue Nib from poet, Fiona Sinclair

2 Poems from Darren Donohue

Darren Donohue is a current nominee for both the Irish Times, New Irish Writing Poetry Award, and the Strokestown International Poetry Prize.

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. 

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