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Judith Beveridge in conversation with Denise O’Hagan

Described as ‘one of Australia’s most gifted poets', Judith Beveridge, speaks of her passion both for poetry and for the natural world.

Una Mannion in conversation with Dave Kavanagh

Ahead of appearing in issue 44. Award-winning poet and writer, Una Mannion talks candidly with Dave Kavanagh about her early life, her writing day and why she finds particular comfort in prose.

Irish poet Leeanne Quinn in Conversation with Tracy Gaughan

Irish poet, Leeanne Quinn speaks to Tracy Gaughan about literary history, art as consolation and why she never lets herself away with anything in her poems.

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.'

Helen Mort in Conversation with Tracy Gaughan

Ahead of appearing in issue 44 of The Blue Nib, Helen Mort speaks to Abhaile editor, Tracy Gaughan about unsung heroes, where poems come from and the places that shape her imagination.

An interview with Viviana Fiorentino

Don't miss our interview with Vivian Fiorentino, one of the poets included in Issue 43 of The Blue Nib: 'Writing is a form of awakening but also a way to turn violence, rage, despair into transformation. Into hope.'

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'.

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.

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Two poems by Jena Woodhouse

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‘Ha and Ha’ by Chris Eder

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‘Pear Blossom In October’ by Lani O’ Hanlon

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Mary O’Malley in conversation with Tracy Gaughan

'Eavan gave me the letters of Lowell and Bishop so that I would see one relationship between a man and a woman who were literary equals, and see that he regarded her as such. That’s how to teach.' Irish woman of letters, Mary O’Malley speaks to Tracy Gaughan about her life in literature, education and music, the rich culture that shaped her imagination and why place is not always tethered to location.