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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

2 New Poems by Janice Dempsey

Janice is co-owner and editor of Dempsey & Windle, an independent poetry publishing company

Featured Poet, Nicola Harrison

Nicola Harrison is the critically acclaimed author of: The Wordsmith’s Guide.

Lesley Burt, Poet.

Dorset poet, Lesley Burt

Leonie Charlton, New Poetry

Leonie Charlton’s travel memoir will be published by Sandstone Press in 2020.

2 New poems from Deirdre McKernan Crosby

Greystones poet, Deirdre McKernan Crosby

Featured Poet Anne Tannam

Poet and writing coach Anne Tannam

2 new poems by Chris Hardy

Roger McGough said ‘Chris consistently hits the right note’

2 poems by Attracta Fahy

Attracta Fahy was the October winner in Irish Times; New Irish Writing 2019.

New poetry by Jean Taylor

Jean Taylor’s pamphlet 'Deliberate Sunlight' was published by Black Agnes Press in 2019.

3 Poems by Özgecan Kesici

Rebellion You pushed me through a closed door once in a flurry to get all done that had to be done. Then, you pushed a comb through my...

Maggie Mackay, Poetry

A SPELL IN THE ASYLUM Dear departed Mrs Latta mists over as I wave, ghost-flesh melted into nothing, the only almost-mother in my earthly world. Arm in...

3 poems by Lynn Valentine

Lynn Valentine has won and been placed in competitions including Glasgow Women’s Library Dragon’s Pen Award.

Poetry by Hugh McMillan

Baggage In the square   is a giant tree  hung with lights. Through the branches a blood moon  has come  and gone, and now  a chain smoking  player rasps  a wonderful song. The man next to...

2 Poems by Gerry Stewart

ON SEEING SORLEY MACLEAN AT GLASGOW UNIVERSITY His words tread the polished wood, stroke the soft Gaelic of my printed page. Love poems in an old man’s...

Poetry by Angus Strachan

Poet and playwright, Angus Strachan won the International James Joyce Award for dramatic monologue

3 Poems from David Ishaya Osu

David Ishaya Osu is the poetry editor of Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel.

2 poems by Bob Beagrie

Bob Beagrie is a senior lecturer in creative writing at Teesside University.

Sarah Davies 2 poems

Sarah Davies has been writing from childhood, with gaps for life stuff.

Anne McDonald, 4 poems

Anne McDonald is a creative writing teacher.

2 Poems from Ceinwen E Caraid Haydon

Ceinwen Haydon’s first chapbook was published in July 2019: 'Cerddi Bach' [Little Poems], Hedgehog Press. 

Matthew James Friday 2 poems

Returning to The Blue Nib, Matthew James Friday.

2 Poems by Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis is Emeritus Professor of Poetry at the University of South Wales

2 poems by Becky Kingsnorth

Member of Forest Poets, Becky Kingsnorth

4 poems by Rachel Burns

OTTER An otter appears from the skein of bubbles on the water’s surface  popping its head up from the shadow snag of fallen trees I’m surprised to...

Julie Stevens, Lying in Bed

LYING IN BED Early morning brings me to my senses Another day to survive the madness of me Can I lie here some more? It seems I’m flying...

1 Poem from Matt Duggan

When Girls Grew Fists  & Boys Wore Make-Up   Stepping over the outline of sleeping baby skinheads scattered  under railway tunnels  glue sniffed on cycle tracks;   In a...

Poetry by John Short

BACK TO THE GREENHOUSE I could even now go back there, pass winter on the southern coast, tend tomatoes in greenhouses so hot you dunk your vest then...

3 new poems by Kevin Griffin

The Blue Nib are much saddened at the news of Kevin Griffin's passing and our thoughts are with his friends and family.

Poetry from a Maxine Rose Munro

Took the moon  I reached out and took the moon in my hand. I know others think she's still there in the blueblack sky lighting the world like...

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 hand-me-down from your Mum.) You...

Helen Angell- New Poetry

Helen Angell is a poetry and non-fiction writer based in South Yorkshire. She has had poems published in Route 57, Medea and Esoterica. Winner...

3 poems by Emma Lee

Stitching America (for Gloria) It started at Kansas, roughly centre, and two strands of blue for back stitches: the calm, smooth line of a river. At each stitch, it...

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