The Blue Nib

Issue: Issue 15 - Hallowe'en!

3 poems by Andrew Kerr

Andrew Kerr studied creative writing at Aberdeen University. His poetry has been published in Speech Therapy (Belfast) and Writers’ Block (Amsterdam). He is a remote member of the Lincoln poetry collective Outspoken, a member of the Poetry Society and attends the Royal Literary Fund Reading Round (Belfast). He is currently fascinated by the idea of Omphalos. …

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3 poems by klipschutz

klipschutz (pen name of Kurt Lipschutz) is the author of several books of poetry, including This Drawn & Quartered Moon (Anvil Press, 2013) and The Erection of Scaffolding for the Re-Painting of Heaven by the Lowest Bidder (1985, o.p.). A Visit to the Ranch & other poems, his collection of San Francisco and Pacific Northwest poems, was issued by Last …

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3 poems by Drew Pisarra

For nearly a decade, Drew Pisarra worked in AMC Networks Digital Department on behalf of such shows as “Mad Men,” “Rectify,“ and “Breaking Bad.” His one-acts have  appeared off-Broadway while his poetry has been featured in “Poydras Review,” “Thin Air,” and “St. Petersburg Review” among other publications. “Publick Spanking,” a collection of his short stories, was published by Future Tense.             Sonnet i   …

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5 poems by Miriam Sagan

Miriam Sagan is the author of 30 published books, including the novel Black Rainbow (Sherman Asher, 2015) and Geographic: A Memoir of Time and Space (Casa de Snapdragon). which just won the 2016 Arizona/New Mexico Book Award in Poetry. She founded and headed the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College until her retirement …

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Poetry by Marc Ladewig, Liz Balise, Eileen Hugo, Rodney Wood

Marc Ladewig is a native Californian and the father and step-father of four grown children. He is a swimmer, veteran, world traveler, mandolin player, language teacher and lifelong lover of poetry. He has written an original, novel length, narrative poem entitled Odysseus-The Epic Myth of the Hero, published by Infinity Publishing.com., and recently published Orion’s …

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4 poems by Martina Reisz Newberry

Martina Reisz Newberry’s most recent books are NEVER COMPLETELY AWAKE ( from Deerbrook Editions), and TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME (Unsolicited Press).  She is also the author of WHERE IT GOES (Deerbrook Editions). LEARNING BY ROTE (Deerbrook Editions)  and RUNNING LIKE A WOMAN WITH HER HAIR ON FIRE: Collected Poems (Red Hen Press). Newberry has …

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5 poems by David Goldberg

David Goldberg is an artist, residing in Dublin. He has published in Jewish Literary Review (USA). He wrote many years ago when he was much younger. Most of those poems are now lost. He began writing again about a year or more ago.           THE YELLOW STAR HOUSE   1. Look at a …

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Artwork by Gillian Rule

Gillian Rule is an Irish artist based in Donegal.  Gillian takes the inspiration for most of her work from her coastal surroundings, rural landscapes and her great love of animals.   You can view more of her work on her Facebook page, Gillian Rule Art .              

Boo 2! -Hallowe’en poems from Ash Slade, J. Rohr, Beth Copeland, Linda Imbler and Rachael Stanley

    My name is Ash and I’ve been a poet since middle school. I was 12 when I started, and it’s been 13 years going strong. I was first published in the high school paper called the “Eaglet.” My work has also been published in “Circus of Indie Artists: Nevermore Edition November 2016, Edited …

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Boo! Some Hallowe’en poetry from Brenda Seabrooke, Yvonne Brewer, Catherine “Katey” Johnson, Agnieszka Filipek, Sue Kinsella and Peter Rimmer

. . .   Brenda Seabrooke – 16 of my stories have appeared in reviews and anthologies. I have received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robbie MaCauley Award from Emerson College and won the WV Short Story Collection Award. I am the author of 23 books for young readers …

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