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The Blue Nib publish the very best in contemporary poetry from new and emerging poets

Ice house and other poems by Moya Pacey

Moya Pacey published her second collection: Black Tulips (Recent Work Press, University of Canberra) in October, 2017.
Elaine Dillof

The Dweller by Elaine Dillof

After 45 years in the antique business Elaine Dillof, retired, has returned to an early love, writing.

Rob Schackne. Elegy for a bee

Born in New York, Rob Schackne lived in many countries until Australia finally took him in.
Sandy Green

2 Poems from Sandy Green

Sandy Green's first Chapbook is Pacing The Moon. (Flutter Press, 2009)
Rose Lucas

The Beautiful Moment and other poems from Rose Lucas

Rose Lucas's first collection, Even in the Dark (UWAP) won the Mary Gilmore award in 2014.
dylan everett

Dylan Everett. Fall down the wind

Dylan Everett is Adelaide-based Australian poet. He has a background in visual arts and poetry.
Siobhan Hodge

Carrion and other poems by Siobhan Hodge

Siobhan Hodge is the co-editor of Writ Poetry Review and winner of the 2017 Kalang Eco-Poetry Award
Jennifer Compton

Jennifer Compton. All the lonely people

Jennifer Compton was born in Wellington (New Zealand) and now lives in Melbourne (Australia). She is a poet and playwright who also writes prose.
Michele Seminara

Migraineur and other poems by Michele Seminara

Michele Seminara's most recent collection is Engraft (Island Press in 2016)
Sandra Renew

Bedding, poetry by Sandra Renew

Sandra Renew’s ongoing project is the interrogation of gender presentation and the LGBTIQAA gender discourses.
Brenda Saunders

Luminous and other poems. Brenda Saunders

Brenda Saunders was awarded the 2014 Scanlon Prize for her collection 'Looking for Bullin Bullin' and in 2018 she won the Ooodgeroo Nunnucal Prize and the Joanne Burns Award ( Spineless Wonders).
Rosa O’Kane

Heart Lag. Poetry by Rosa O’Kane

Rosa O’Kane's poem Hydrography of the Heart was a commended entry in The Hippocrates Prize 2014
Laura Jan Shore

Laura Jan Shore. In praise of foibles

Laura Jan Shore’s poetry collections include Breathworks, Dangerously Poetic Press, 2002 and Water over Stone, IP Picks Best Poetry 2011, Interactive Press. She’s also the author of YA novel, The Sacred Moon Tree, Bradbury Press,1986
Diana Manole

2 poems by Diana Manole

Diana Manole is a Romanian-Canadian scholar, literary translator, and award-winning author of nine books of poetry and drama in her native Romania
Lucy Dixcart

Waxing Gibbous. Poetry by Lucy Dixcart

Lucy Dixcart was shortlisted for the 2019 Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year competition.
Mary Mulholland

Mary Mulholland. The Making of Dreams

Mary Mulholland founded and co-runs Red Door Poets and lives in London.
Kaci Skiles Laws

Kimberly’s Hands. Kaci Skiles Laws

Kaci Skiles Laws is a writer and musician living in Dallas—Fort Worth. Her work has been featured in The Letters Page, Pif Magazine, The American Journal of Poetry, and several others.
Iseult Healy

The Window Scratchers by Iseult Healy

Iseult Healy is a member of Poets Abroad, Ox Mountain Poets, Sandy Fields and A New Ulster groups. www.iseultwriter.com
Iain Campbell

Iain Campbell. Watching the Weather

Iain Campbell's poetry is inspired by his love of the landscape and the sea, often intertwined with a tale of someone he has met, or of a journey he has undertaken.
Brendan Booth-Jones

At the site of the crash – Brendon Booth-Jones

At the site of the crash all is thunderingly still. The street, trees, and houses lie...
Michael Bartholomew-Biggs

Ekphrasis in an Essex Sculpture Garden. Poetry by Michael Bartholomew-Biggs

Ekphrasis in an Essex Sculpture Garden  - an allegory of choosing and being chosen 1 –...
Anna Pia

Les Dernières Heures: The Last Hours – Anna Pia

Les Dernières Heures: The Last Hours Nails in your head  at the hammering that went on...
Simeon Dumdum Jr.

How I Want Picasso To Sketch Me – Simeon Dumdum Jr.

HOW I WANT PICASSO TO SKETCH ME This is how Pablo Picasso sketched Ella Fitzgerald. Her breasts...
Fiona Pitt-Kethley

Slates – Fiona Pitt-Kethley

Slates In England, slate´s blue-grey. Where I live now, it also comes in amethyst and green....
Charlotte McCormac

Beach Watch – Charlotte McCormac

SLIPPING THE SHELVES Skim shelves of old typography, letters that have faded into age. Some in their ninth...
Carla Scarano D’Antonio 

What I Was Leaving – Carla Scarano D’Antonio 

What I was Leaving 2014 In the distracted pale sun  shadows hide, leaves gather in burning rust...
Peter Mitchell

Damn Catholics and other poems – Peter Mitchell

DAMN CATHOLICS In a small town moment, I and a neighbour's boy play rapture: a...

Zbigniew by Justin Lowe

Justin Lowe is a poet, editor and occasional reviewer
rosie bogumil

The World Is Quiet Here – Rosie Bogumil

THE WORLD IS QUIET HERE Silence sulks. But thoughts are loud, louder than my...

At The Brewery Down The Street – K.G. Newman

At The Brewery Down The Street I moved past yelling at clouds and...
Daniel Senser

Just a Few Poems – Daniel Senser

JUST A FEW POEMS Read me but a few poems tonight, my love, For my...
John Kaprielian

Building a Shed – John Kaprielian

Building a shed When building a shed the  most important thing to  remember is to...
Jordan Trethewey

Analog Beauty – Jordan Trethewey

Dad’s Second Canvas My father doesn't understand small scale. His preferred medium, sculpting softwood logs...
Alan Toltzis

Reconciliation – Alan Toltzis

THE MORNING AFTER After the winds  when the shuddering almost lifted  the house off its foundation,...
Bill Rector

Proof of Life – Bill Rector

Proof of life Half-hidden  In dewy milkweed By the lake Is a centerfold  From an...
Kathleen Holliday

Hurly-Burly – Kathleen Holliday

Hurly-Burly Oh, I wish we were three again: Phyllis and her daughters, sitting around that kitchen...
James Wood

On the Tower of Babel – James W. Wood

Week 37/52 In Memoriam Thomas James Smith, 1936-2016 Still this land the lotus devoured:...

Macy’s Sign – Glen Armstrong

FEET AND SUNFLOWERS The breeze smells like feet and sun- flowers. We will never find...
C S Hughes

Poetry from a Hobo

WHALE BONE LAMP Annabelle Obscura wears a widow’s bun Knotted ‘round a hook of whale bone That her...
Julian O'Dea

From Garden to Forest

IN THE GARDEN Searching for a herb named solace; they say it grows in hard ground; I am...
Fotoula Reynolds

Fotoula Reynolds

The Sunday visits  Pretty dress on Hair tied up with Daisy pins in Leather shoes Polished and ...
James Walton

5 Poems by James Walton

Modern love tales I’ll put on After the Gold Rush, Sgt Peppers, Blue how much a graph...
Rosie Bogumil

2 Poems from Randolph Stow Young Writers Awardee, Rosie Bogumil

THE ROADMAP My body is a roadmap,  Of white ridges, undulating hills and Curves of red, mingling with...
Erin Frances

Slide into The DMs. By Erin Francis

FRESH FACES Hello there, may I enquire  whether or not you’d like to invest in a face? ...
Anni Coyne

Solo Spooning & Transcendence. Anni Coyne

SOLO SPOONING & TRANSCENDENCE In the whispering silences of post-midnight solitude Where ghosts of rampant angst are...
Richard James Allen

Otherwise Occupied. by Richard James Allen

OTHERWISE OCCUPIED You think I am not listening  but I am just not listening to you I...
E A Gleeson

Poetry by E.A Gleeson

This sky we share Just-built houses  stretch upwards lunging at ocean views  angling out inlanders blocking...
Peter Rimmer

5 Poems from Peter Rimmer

PECULIAR CHILD I was a peculiar child In love with magic and wonder In a world awash with...
Glenn Whalan

Monsoon and other Poems by Glenn Whalan

MONSOON Hard buckshot comes the rain, the first monsoon rain,  the first ever real rain for months. ...