The Blue Nib

Issue: Issue 21 22nd January 2018

5 Poems by Marilyn Hammick

Marilyn Hammick writes (and reads) while travelling, during still moments at home in England and France, recalling a childhood in New Zealand and years living in Iran. Other times she can be found stitching, walking or on her yoga mat.           Dear One   In my head I’ve started this many …

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Poetry by Linda Imbler, Alyssa Trivett and Ken Allan Dronsfield

Linda Imbler is the author of the published poetry collection “Big Questions, Little Sleep.” She is a Kansas-based Pushcart Nominee. Her work has appeared in numerous national and international 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.       …

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Getting fired up about FIRED! Irish Women Poets and the Canon, an all-Ireland literary protest and education group by Mary O’Donnell

Mary O’Donnell is one of Ireland’s best-known poets and fiction-writers. Her four novels include Where They Lie (2014) and The Elysium Testament (1999). Her best-selling debut novel The Light Makers was recently reissued by 451 Editions. Poetry includes Reading the Sunflowers in September, Spiderwoman’s Third Avenue Rhapsody, Unlegendary Heroes (Salmon), The Place of Miracles (New …

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3 Poems by Mark Tarren

Mark Tarren is a poet and writer based in Queensland, Australia. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in various literary journals including The New Verse News, The Blue Nib, Poets Reading The News, Street Light Press, Spillwords Press and Tuck Magazine.         The Arch of Tears   Deep between the covers of …

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Jane Simmons continues her series of reviews of contemporary poetry by women poets. Karen McCarthy Woolf: An Aviary of Small Birds

Jane Simmons is a retired teacher/lecturer who is now studying for an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Lincoln. She has written several short stories and is currently working on her second novel and a collection of poetry. She is a member of the Lincoln-based Pimento poets and Outspoken Poets and regularly reads/performs …

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