Poetry

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

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 Poetry

Monsoon and other Poems by Glenn Whalan

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

The Teapot: Yame Tea Leaves. Poetry by Tonno Bisaccio

THE TEAPOT: YAME TEA LEAVES  Cherry Blossoms take Their eyes: picked, we carry Our mountain’s flavors,...
Clare McCotter

Poetry from the Winner of British Haiku Award 2017

Deer Medicine In night white with birch and moon your heart hears hooves  crossing its wide...
Peter Cowlam

Public Decree. Poetrry by Peter Cowlam

PUBLIC DECREES All is transparency, rose red in the black white squares of dawn, ...
Christopher Hopkins

Christopher Hopkins. Poetry

NavigatorA hawk head of a sun.Neck line & forearms,wind hushed redfrom the grip of the unexpected heat. I watch youin this...
Angela Costi

Poetry by Angela Costi

INCIDENT IN AISLE 5 I was almost as tall as the shopping trolley,  I could...
Kevin McLaughlin

Theme for Arthur

THEME FOR ARTHUR And, As close as poetry can take you  To the heart of any matter,...
Pen Kease

4 Poems from an emerging poet.

LONG-HAUL No water-bottles now –  to reduce single-use plastic, offset...
P C Vandall

Poetry by P.C Vandall

PLATO AND THE PEPSI CHALLENGE Plato frowns up at me from the pages of a dusty old...
Meghan Purvis

Poet, Megan Purvis

Meghan Purvis's translation of Beowulf was published in 2013 and won the 2011 Times Stephen Spender Prize for literary translation.
Guinotte Wise

Poetry by Guinotte Wise

Guinotte Wise writes and welds steel sculpture on a farm in Resume Speed, Kansas.

So, What if Mental Hospitals. Dorie LaRue.

Dorie LaRue is the author of two novels, three chapbooks of poetry, a full-length collection of poetry.
Bhodi Tims

Bhodi Tims: In Search of Blue

Bhodi Tims' The Acoustic Properties of Ancient People was published by Finishing Line Press.
John Patrick Robbins

Be Careful What You Ask For. John Patrick Robbins

John Patrick Robbins . Is the editor of both The Rye Whiskey Review and Under The Bleachers .
George Franklin

George Franklin, Poetry

George Franklin's Traveling for No Good Reason was the winner of the Sheila-Na-Gig Editions competition in 2018

Stephen Schwei. Poetry

Stephen Schwei is a Houston poet with Wisconsin roots, published in Wax Poetry & Art, Beneath the Rainbow, Hidden Constellation, Borfski Press, and the New Reader Magazine.

In Media Res: Poetry by Carlene Gadapee

Carlene M. Gadapee is a high school English teacher in northern New Hampshire.

Taipei- Poetry by John Hicks

Taipei  In Taipei I saw a man in starched white shirt  and khaki shorts squatting on...
Michial Farmer

Hopkins in Dublin. Poetry by Michial Farmer

Michial Farmer's poems have appeared in St. Katherine Review, Artis Natura, and Relief
Isolbel Cunningham

Isobel Cunningham. Summer On The Canadian Shield

Isobel Cunningham's poetry has appeared in Rat's Ass Review, The Lake and Silver Birch Literary Review.
Carly Heider

Combustion- Carly Heider

Combustion This Virginia heat is killing me.        ...
David Dephy

The Manifesto of -Secrets

David Dephy is the winner of the 2019 Spillwords Press Poetry Award for Publication of the Month.
Eliana Vanessa

Poet, Eliana Vanessa

Eliana Vanessa participated 100,000 Poets for Change (2018) and served as part of a panel of poets in The Jane Austen Festival (2017, 2018, 2019).
Luis Berriozabal

5 Red Pears- Poetry Luis Berriozabal

Luis Berriozabal's latest chapbook, Make the Light Mine, was published by Kendra Steiner Editions.

Ordinary Things. Poetry by Karen Petersen

KAREN PETERSEN has traveled the world extensively, publishing both nationally and internationally in a variety of publications.
William Joel

5 Sonnets- William Joel

Sonnet on waking To see the image in the mirror takes more courage than I have this...
John Huey

John Huey- Flight

Flight I have been rowed across the Volga and seen the sun breach the waters. Gone in...
Cheryl Caesar

Amphibian and other poems- Cheryl Caesar

Amphibian Post-MS, my legs are clumsy, half-numb. Dumb to earth’s unevenness, I stumble to the shore. Half-in...
Jade Riordan

Jade Riordan- Poetry

Jade Riordan is an Irish-Canadian poet, an undergraduate student, and a selection committee member (poetry reader) with Bywords.
Carolyn Martin

To My About-To-Be-Ex-Therapist- Poetry by Caolyn Martin

Carolyn Martin is the poetry editor of Kosmos Quarterly: journal for global transformation.
Grant Guy

Grant Guy, Poetry

Grant Guy is a Canadian, writer, illustrator and puppeteer. Currently he is the artistic director of the Circus of Objects.
Michael Lewis-Beck

Grandpa’s Bib Overalls by Michael Lewis Beck

Mike Lewis-Beck works and writes in Iowa City. He has pieces in Alexandria Quarterly, Apalachee Review, Big Windows Review, Cortland Review, Chariton Review, Guesthouse, Pure Slush.
Daniel Edward Moore

Daniel Edward Moore, Poetry

Daniel lives in Washington on Whidbey Island. His poems have been in Spoon River Poetry Review, Columbia Journal, Cream City Review, Western Humanities Review, and others.
Gary Glauber

Systematics and other Poems- Gary Glauber

Gary Glauber is a widely published poet, fiction writer, teacher, and former music journalist.
Chad Norman

Watering the Flag- Chad Norman

WATERING THE FLAG I heard the plant growing, our recent household purchase a Dracaena, the plant growing to...
JP Mayer

Eros by J.P Mayer

JP Mayer is an emerging writer and a current senior at Brown University, where he studies classics and literary arts.

The Wave Theory of Grief, poetry by Matthew James Friday

The Wave Theory of Grief Two ducks bullet overhead, fire over the lake where a hawk circles, darker than the albatross...
Kathleen Holliday

Putting My Ash on the Line. Kathleen Holliday

Kathleen Holliday's writing has appeared in The Bellingham Review, Cathexis Northwest Press, Common Ground Review and Soundings Review.
Warren Paul Glover

A Man Tries To Get Back In. Poetry by Warren Paul Glover

HONESTLY? I mean what I say. Look! Hand on heart.  Am I not a man of integrity? Do I not have...
Glen Armstrong

Feet and Sunflowers by Glen Armstrong

Glen Armstrong edits Cruel Garters, a poetry journal. His work has appeared in Poetry Northwest, Conduit, and Cream City Review.
Neile Graham

Of Gods and Goddesses. Poetry by Neile Graham

The God of Winter Solstice Solstice, and the moon is targeted, ringed,  first with bright moonlit cloud, then with blood, then ...
Aurora M Lewis

What’s Your Name

Aurora M Lewis on the significance of a name.
Margaret Kiernan

Writing to Remember Part 1

Childhood holidays often hold a special place in our hearts, perhaps because the world they speak of has disappeared long ago. Margaret...
I am not a poet

I am not a poet! Are you?

Dave Kavanagh on a journey towards not being a poet, and on why reading makes us better writers.
Kate Ennals

Betrayal- Kate Ennals

Betrayal: short fiction by Kate Ennals.
Clare Morris

Clare Morris reads her own ‘Bloomsday in Andalusia’

In honour of Bloomsday, The Write Life editor, Clare Morris reads her own Bloomsday in Andalusia
Poet Beth Spencer podcast

Beth Spencer reads her own work, ‘Long weekend at the Gertrude Abbot’

Beth Spencer’s writing has been produced for ABC Radio and she is a contributor to Climactic and ArtBreaker podcasts.