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In Conversation

The Blue Nib Editor’s speak to featured poets and authors about their work, inspiration, routine, failures and successes. 

Award winning Irish Poet Victoria Kennefick speaks to Tracy Gaughan

Victoria Kennefick on creative innovation, authenticity in writing and what makes poetry so compelling.

Interview with Luke Kennard

In this candid interview, Clare Morris talks to multi award-winning poet, novelist and lecturer, Luke Kennard about his career, his success and his current projects

Denise O’Hagan in conversation with Audrey Molloy

Poet Audrey Molloy received the Hennessy Award for Emerging Poetry, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award and the Listowel Writers’ Week Irish Poem of the Year Award in 2019.

Poet and novelist Nick Browne speaks to Tracy Gaughan

Poet and novelist Nick Browne talks to Tracy Gaughan about gender bias, cultural identity, the benefits of constructive criticism and how poetry sustains us in times of crisis.

Tracy Gaughan speaks to Galway Writer and Critic, Fred Johnston.

One of Galway’s most beloved writers, Fred Johnston talks to Tracy Gaughan about cultural politics, widening our imaginative horizons, and his life long love affair with the poetic craft.

Featured Poet Amy Barry talks to Clara Burghelea

Amy Barry took 1st and 2nd prize in the English Poetry at PAU World Poetry Day in 2017 and 2018. Is a recipient of Neruda Award 2017 (Poetry) Crispiano, Italy. Highly Commended (Poetry) in SiarSceal International Literary Festival in 2017 and 2019.

Clara Burghelea catches up with emerging poet Enas Suleiman

A strong emerging voice, born and raised in the United Arab Emirates, Enas Suleiman is a poet from Sudan. She is the author of a poetry collection, ‘Tidal Waves’ and a co-founder of the NWN poetry community in Sudan.

Dave Kavanagh chats to featured poet Rose Mary Boehm

With her latest full-length collection, ‘The Rain Girl’, due from Chaffinch Press in 2020, Rose Mary Boehm speaks to Dave Kavanagh

Emerging Author Kate Mahony speaks to Dave Kavanagh

Journalist and now emerging author, Kate Mahony speaks to Dave Kavanagh about why she is drawn to writing fiction.

Poet Angela Costi in conversation with Denise O’Hagan

Angela Costi is the author of four collections of poetry: Dinted Halos (Hit & Miss Publications, 2003), Prayers for the Wicked (Floodtide Audio and Sunshine Text, 2005), Honey and Salt (Five Islands Press, 2007) and Lost in Mid-Verse (Owl Publishing, 2014)

Prize winning poet, John McCullough, speaks with Angela Dye

John McCullough’s first collection of poems, The Frost Fairs, won the Polari First Book Prize in 2012.

Dave Kavanagh speaks to local author, Gerry McCullough

Author Gerry McCullough in conversation with Dave Kavanagh.

The Anthony Lawrence Interview -With Denise O’Hagan

Denise O'Hagan interviews the 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry, Antony Lawrence.

Interview With Featured Poet, Peter Bakowski

Born premature, with a hole in the heart, on 15 October 1954, to Polish-German,...

Poet and Author, Margaret Royall, speaks to Tracy Gaughan.

Shortlisted for the Bangor Literary Journal and Crowvus poetry prizes 2018. Margaret Royall's first collection appeared in 2017.

Emma Lee speaks to featured poet 
Melanie Hyo-In Han

Emerging poet Melanie Hyo-In Han's work impressed The Blue Nib's review editor, Emma Lee

Dave Kavanagh chats to Kieran Devaney

Kieran Devaney has reported on and produced programmes around the world for TV am, Channel 4, ITN and Sky News in the United Kingdom, CNN in the United States

Featured Poet, J.J. Steinfeld interviewed by Emma Lee

Canadian poet, fiction writer, and playwright J. J. Steinfeld lives on Prince Edward Island, he has published 20 books, the latest being Gregor Samsa Was Never in The Beatles (Stories, Ekstasis Editions, 2019)

Angela Dye in conversation with Rosemary McLeish.

Angela Dye sits down with poet, Rosemary McLeash

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