The Blue Nib

Issue: Issue 13

3 poems by Susan Flower

Originally from Derbyshire, I  made Lincolnshire my home for the last eighteen years, not realising a branch of my ancestors originated here from the 1600’s. Lecturing and assessing  for Lincoln and City Colleges, on teaching assistants, special needs teaching assistants, childcare, foundation skills and mentoring/tutoring family learning in schools county-wide.  A previous two-year post for …

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3 poems by Anne Walsh Donnelly

Anne Walsh Donnelly lives in the west of Ireland. Her short fiction has been published online, in print and also broadcast on radio. She’s taken a break from writing fiction this year to focus on writing and improving her poetry. Her work has been described as being audacious, honest and real.     . . …

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4 poems by Alfred Booth

Alfred Booth is an American professional pianist who lives in France. He folds origami; its patience often inspires poetry. When he not at the piano learning new arcane repertoire to stretch his horizons, he teaches would-be amateur musicians to put enough bread on the table. He has studied extensively harpsichord and the cello. Currently he …

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3 poems by Michael Chin

Michael Chin was born and raised in Utica, New York and his hybrid chapbook, The Leo Burke Finish, is available now from Gimmick Press. He won Bayou Magazine’s Jim Knudsen Editor’s Prize for fiction and has work published or forthcoming in journals including The Normal School, Passages North and Hobart. He works as a contributing …

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3 poems by David Ratcliffe

David Ratcliffe hails from the north of England though now living in the south. He writes poetry, short stories, song lyrics (Two of his songs have been recorded by Leeds band Backyard Burners) & Stage plays (one of which is with a theatre company in London). He is also a keen painter in both watercolour …

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2 poems by D.A. Lucas

D.A. Lucas is a poet who lives in Youngstown, Ohio. He has an MA in English from Youngstown State. His most recent publications include poems in Barking Sycamores and Three Line poetry.             3 days gone   she’s 3 days gone i’m fisting brie into hotdog buns with salsa my craven jaw …

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4 poems by Marcy Clarke

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…           Saturday   our boys rising early, picking apples in the orchard for granny’s pies, …

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Your Back Pages by Michael A. Griffith

Michael A. Griffith teaches courses and workshops in public speaking, communications, and creative writing at the college and adult continuing education levels. His essays have appeared in Teaching For Success, Ripen the Page and Lehigh Valley Woman’s Journal. His poetry has recently appeared online on sites such as The Blue Nib, Dual Coast Poetry, Stanzic …

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3 poems by Bridget Khursheed

Bridget Khursheed is a poet and geek based in the Borders; a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award recipient, her work is widely published in publications including The Rialto, Southlight, New Writing Scotland, Valve, and Gutter. @khursheb.         Brunswick Road beach     A boat is moored here today. Lumbering on dry …

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4 poems by Linda Stevenson

Linda Stevenson is a founding member of Melbourne Poets Union, facilitator of poetry groups in gaols and community centres, contributor to anthologies. Chapbook “The Tipping Point”, a collection of eco-poems published in 2015, feature guest poet on Radio 3CR “Spoken Word”. Active as a poet within the online poetry sector, hosts regular Salons at her …

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