The Blue Nib

Issue: Issue 19 - Dec 18th 2017

Selected poems from submitted chapbooks – 2: Mellisa Mulvihill, Marcy Clarke, Akshaya Pawaskar, Polly Richardson (Munnelly) and Gregory Broadbent

The police probably know better than anyone that life and death are full of obligations like how they must decide which parts of your car should be photographed from different angles or how they decide how tightly to cinch the cuffs around your wrists drunk with the pulse of whatever alcohol has numbed you or …

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Blue Nib forthcoming publications – The Summer/ Autumn Winners’ Chapbook and our first anthology!

  3 poets/24 poems/1 chapbook 1st Prize: $150; 2nd Prize :$100.00 3rd Prize $50.00 +inclusion in chapbook publication with 10 free copies to each of our 3 winners 3 winning poets will have their work included in the chapbook Each of the three chapbook winners is guaranteed a review on the site.  The chapbooks will …

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A message from Dave Kavanagh…

Dear Poets.   Firstly congratulations to all winners in our first competition, your poetry was inspiring and we look forward so much to publishing you in our first Chapbook.   And to the runners-up, wow what a fantastic selection of work you treated us to. We plan to feature you all in an anthology in …

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A message from Shirley…

Hello and first of all a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2018!   As you can see I am getting into the party spirit now – we are having a quietish Christmas but a wilder New Year!  I bought this outfit for a 60s themed party last month – but I have decided it …

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Selected poems from submitted chapbooks – 1: Seanin Hughes, Liz Balise, Patrick Murphy, Naomi Tate Maghen, Alfred Booth and Klipschutz

The Miracle of Lady Macbeth Every Tuesday, this woman comes and lights a candle under Our Lady of Perpetual Help. I saw her once on the bus beside a pot-bellied, pale girl with a black eye. Jane at the bingo says there’s no da – wraps her mouth around the scandal like it’s apple tart, …

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