The Blue Nib

Issue: Issue 26, 2nd April 2018

3 Poems by Roy Liran

Born in Israel in 1971. Lives in the Galilee with his wife and twins. Works in the IAA (Israel Antiquities Authority) as an archaeologist, architect and artist. His first poetry book, ‘Not who I thought’ was published (in Hebrew) in 2016 by Pardes Publishing. It includes 65 poems and several drawings by the author.   …

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2 poems by Michael H. Brownstein

Michael H. Brownstein began his writing career in Chicago, but presently lives in Jefferson City, Missouri. He has been widely published throughout the small and literary presses. His work has appeared in The Café Review, American Letters and Commentary, Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, The Pacific Review, Poetrysuperhighway.com and others. In addition, he has nine …

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2 poems by Judy Shepps Battle

Judy Shepps Battle began writing poems long before she became a psychotherapist and sociology professor at Rutgers University. Widely published both in the USA and abroad during the Sixties and Seventies, she deferred publishing to concentrate on career and family. Fortunately her muse was tenacious and she continued to write during the next three decades …

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5 Poems by Steve Klepetar

Steve Klepetar has recently relocated to the Berkshires in Massachusetts after 36 years in Minnesota. His work has received several nominations for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize, including three in 2017. Recent collections include A Landscape in Hell (Flutter Press), How Fascism Comes to America (Locofo Chaps), and Why Glass Shatters (One …

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2 poems by David Lander

David  has previously published in The Australian, The Age, Overland, Tirra Lirra and Australian Poetry. He has had careers in education and theater. He now lives with his partner in Hobart, Tasmania.           THERE IS SOMETHING   There is something trying to enter the world. I am its doorway. I hear …

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A Writer’s Workspace.

I had a brief discussion with a fellow writer recently and during the course of our grumbling he revealed that he loves to write on trains. He went on to tell me how he often catches the slow train from Dublin to Belfast and writes for the entire journey plus the return. This brought me …

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4 poems from Ingrid Casey

Ingrid Casey is a poet, short fiction writer, and visual artist. She writes about Ireland, parenting, family, and art, often with a visceral, visual and surreal take on the world. Her work is informed by literature, philosophy, and painting. Her debut collection, Mandible, is forthcoming in spring 2018 with The Onslaught Press.     Migration …

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5 poems by Sarah Davies

Born in Merseyside,educated in Edinburgh and London and living in Bedford, Mother, martial artist, rabbit breeder by accident and cinephile, Wants more sun I have been published in magazines such as Magma,the Rialto, Obsessed with Pipework, Iota, Snakeskin, Poetry Scotland, Interpreters House and Stride. Working on that collection,when I have the time     The …

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Jane Simmons continues her series of reviews of contemporary women’s poetry.

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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Featured poet.

My name is Eileen Hugo and I am a poet. I am retired and doing all the things I love. The Austin International Poetry Festival was one of my favorite places to listen to and read poetry. Four of my poems have been chosen for the Di-verse-city Anthology. I also won a first prize for …

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Its Arrived

  List Price: $20.00, £14.95, Euros 16.50 6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm) Black & White on White paper 118 pages Blue Nib Publishing ISBN-13: 978-1999955021 ISBN-10: 1999955021 BISAC: Poetry / General “Welcome to The Blue Nib Anthology 1, Poetry, June – December 2017. Dave Kavanagh and I are delighted to present this book, which we hope will be …

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