The Blue Nib

Issue: Issue 17

Maeve O’Sullivan Featured Poet: review of her new collection, Elsewhere, by Shirley Bell, along with 4 poems from the collection.

Elsewhere, around the world in poetry, haiku & haibun, Maeve O’Sullivan, Alba Publishing, ISBN 9781910185773, Paperback. 110pp, Publication: November 2017, €12 / £10 / $15   One of Maeve O’Sullivan’s aims it to take haikai (haiku and related forms) out of what she describes in the preface “as the quasi-ghetto” it occupies “in the wider …

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A Defence of Poetry by Gideon Cecil – a controversial look at poetry and whether it can have a religious purpose

Gideon Cecil is from Guyana.He is a prolific poet,fiction writer and freelance journalist.He holds a bachelor and a master’s degree in divinity also a degree in freelance journalism.He has won several literary awards at home and abroad.           A good poem helps to change the shape and significance of the universe, …

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3 Poems by John Foggin

John Foggin lives in Ossett, West Yorkshire. His work has appeared in The North, The New Writer, Prole, and The interpreters house, among others, an in anthologies including The Forward Book of Poetry [2015, 2018].He publishes a poetry blog: the great fogginzo’s cobweb. His poems have won first prizes in The Plough Poetry [2013,2014], the …

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Poetry by Jake Aller, Antoinette Rock, Cliff Wedgbury, Nyein Way and Aisling Ní Chionnaoith

John (Jake) Cosmos, Novelist, Poet, Foreign Service Officer, (US Diplomat) retired 715 Rockey Road DriveMedford, Oregon 97504 Until December 10,2017, After December 10, 2017 use APO address below PSC 450, Box 63 APO, AP 96206 703-501-4410 until December 10, 2017  Tel: 703-436-1402  After December 10, 2017 Email: [email protected] Linkinlin: https://kr.linkedin.com/in/jakealler http://www.Writing.Com/authors/Jcosmos http://www.poetrysoup.com/me/jakecosmos https://allpoetry.com/Jake_Aller      I am the Snake   – I …

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5 poems by Kitty Coles

Kitty’s poems have been widely published in magazines and anthologies. She was one of the two winners of the Indigo Dreams Pamphlet Prize 2016 and her debut pamphlet, Seal Wife, was published in 2017. www.kittyrcoles.com           SLEEPER   How can she be sleeping, here among the hordes, who surge past her …

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4 Poems by Patrick Williamson

Patrick Williamson, a British poet and translator, who lives in France. I also work with music and filmpoems (Afterwords, set to music by Mauro Coceano). My work is increasingly focused on Italy, where I have published two collections Beneficato(English-Italian, Samuele Editore, Pordenone, 2015), and Nel Santuario (Samuele Editore, 2013; Menzione Speciale della Giuria in the XV Concorso Guido …

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5 poems by Clarissa Jakobsons

Clarissa Jakobsons: Artist, poet, instructor, five-year associate editor of the Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal, Clarissa was twice featured poet at The Shakespeare and Co. Bookstore, in Paris. She won first place at the Akron Art Museum New Words Competition. Sample publications include: Glint Literary Journal, Hawaii Pacific Review, Lake, Ruminate, Tower Magazine, Qarrtsiluni, etc. She conducted an …

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Poetry by Marcy Clark, Keren Dibbens-Wyatt, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Linda Rhinehart and Michael Lee Johnson

I am new to writing- less then a year of poetry under this novice belt-It has become my mentor, where I write my whispers-a wise grief therapist sent me into this new land and I thrive…         A Marilyn Kind Of Sky   azure blushes lavender and rose on sleepy horizons, whispers …

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5 Poems by Dr Sanjib Kumar Baishya

Dr Sanjib Kumar Baishya was born in Assam, a beautiful state in the northeastern region of India. He has been teaching English Literature to the undergraduate students at Zakir Husain Delhi College (Evening), University of Delhi since 2004. He has done his B.A. from Gauhati University, M.A. from the University of Pune, M. Phil from …

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3 poems by Linda Imbler

Linda Imbler is the author of the published poetry collection “Big Questions, Little Sleep.” Her work has appeared in numerous journals. Linda’s creative process and a current, complete listing of sites which have or will publish her work can be found at lindaspoetryblog.blogspot.com. This writer, yoga practitioner, and classical guitar player lives in Wichita, Kansas. …

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