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Mark Roper in conversation with Tracy Gaughan

Poet Mark Roper speaks to Tracy Gaughan about the books that gave him wings, his appetite for the sacred, and our relationship with the ‘more-than-human’ world.

Shaylon Scott: An Interview with Founder and Black Literature Platform Creator

Maude Wahington in conversattion with Shaylon Scott, founder of Book Mecca — a platform for black authors.

Eleanor Hooker speaks to Tracy Gaughan

Ahead of appearing in issue 43 of The Blue Nib. Eleanor Hooker takes time out to chat to Abhaile Editor, Tracy Gaughan.

Michael Morpurgo in conversation with Clare Morris

Popular and much-loved author, poet and playwright, Michael Morpurgo talks candidly with Clare Morris about his influences, his sources of inspiration, his writing day and his hopes for the future.

PETER BOYLE IN CONVERSATION WITH DENISE O’HAGAN

Sydney-based poet and translator, Peter Boyle talks with Denise O'Hagan about his early experiences, what inspires him and why it is important to 'let go of the hunger for fame'.

Poetry Profiles by Ysella Sims – Chris White

Ysella Sims in conversation with poet and performer Chris White

Rafael Mendes interview

Poet, Rafael Mendes in conversation with international poetry editor, Clara Burghelea.

Claire Hennessy in Conversation with Tracy Gaughan

Writer and editor at Banshee Literary Journal, Claire Hennessy, offers advice to writers and speaks to Tracy Gaughan about the changing face of contemporary poetry, the perils of didacticism and shares some of her happiest moments at the journal

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Dominique Hecq Reviews ‘The Gang Of One’ by Robert Harris

Dominique Hecq reviews 'The Gang Of One' by Robert Harris.

Howard Baskerville’s Wall by Farhad H. Gooraan, Translated by Parisa Saranj

While there is more than forty years of hostility between the two countries, Iranians take solace in the fact that once an American gave his life for democracy in Iran: Howard Baskerville

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2 poems by Karin Molde

Karin Molde’s poems have a visual narrative streak, guiding the reader’s gaze to the little, yet potent, details that make their stories.

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Sunday Lunch with the Lawrences at Kiowa by Michael Paul Hogan

Poet, journalist, fiction writer and literary essayist, Michael Paul Hogan takes us to Kiowa Ranch, New Mexico in 1925 and a question asked of the host that has significance for us all.