The Blue Nib

Issue: Issue 14

Writers and Poets of Emancipation

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.           ‘My poem focuses on the sunken head of the African in the foreground …

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What Writing Group is Best for You?

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 (where this essay appeared in slightly different form in August 2016) and Lehigh Valley Woman’s Journal. His poetry has recently appeared online …

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3 poems by Shahidah Janjua

Shahidah Janjua was born in Pakistan, where she lived until she was fourteen, at which time she moved to the UK, with her family.  She is a published writer.  Her poems have appeared in several Anthologies including, Charting the Journey (Sheba Publishers) and The Redbeck Anthology (Redbeck Press).  She had a book of Poems and Shorts entitled ‘Dimensions’ published in 2015 …

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5 poems by Steve Klepetar

Steve Klepetar lives in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. His work has appeared widely in the U.S. and abroad, and has received several nominations for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize, including four in 2016. Three new collections have appeared in 2017: “A Landscape in Hell;” “Family Reunion;” and “How Fascism Comes to America.”   …

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5 poems by Ceinwen E. Cariad Haydon

Ceinwen previously worked a Probation Officer, a Mental Health Social Worker and a Practice Educator in the NHS. She lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, and writes short stories and poetry. She has been published on web magazines and in print anthologies. These include Fiction on the Web, Stepaway,Poets Speak (whilst they still can), Three …

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3 poems by Dennis Moriarty

Dennis Moriarty: I am 54 years old and live in South Wales UK. I am married with five children and six grandchildren. I run a contract cleaning company with my wife. I love to read, write poetry, walk in the hills of Wales and delight in the Welsh language.           Freeze …

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4 poems by Glen Wilson

Glen Wilson lives with his wife Rhonda and two children in Portadown, Co Armagh. He works as a civil servant and is Worship Leader at St Mark’s Church of Ireland Portadown.  He studied English and Politics at Queens University Belfast and has a  Post Grad Diploma in Journalism studies from the University of Ulster. He was …

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Gadgets & Gizmos

by Dave Kavanagh.   (Review of Scrivener, ProWritersAid & Natural Reader) Do you use writers aids? Writing is a difficult craft, in its essence it is about a writer producing words and then crafting those words into something unique, beautiful, useful. Our job is to engage readers. There are no apps, no software or hardware …

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