The Blue Nib

Issue: Issue 28, 30th April 2018

Poems by Ceinwen E. Cariad Haydon, Vicky Donnelly, William Howard Taylor and Diarmuid Fitzgerald

Ceinwen E. Cariad Haydon has worked as a Probation Officer, a Mental HealthSocial Worker and Practice Educator. 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, Literally Stories, Alliterati, Stepaway, Poets Speak (whilst they …

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 5 poems by Ken Cathers

Born (1951) and raised in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. Has  a B.A. from the University of Victoria and a M.A.  from York Universityin Toronto. Was a senior Pulp Operator at Harmac Pacific Pulp Mill on Vancouver Island. Has been published in numerous periodicals, anthologies as well as six  books of poetry,  most recently Missing Pieces on Ekstasis Press. Married since …

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3 poems by Eithne Lannon

Eithne Lannon is a poet and native of Dublin. In her writing she embraces the natural world as a medium to express various dimensions of human experience. Online in Ireland, the UK, US and Canada, she’s had work published with Headstuff, Bare Hands, Sheila-na-Gig, and BeZine. She’s been included in publications such as The Ogham …

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4 prose poems from Michael Brockley

Michael Brockley is a semi-retired 68-year old school psychologist who continues to play his trade in rural northeast Indiana. His poems have appeared in Atticus Review, Gargoyle, Third Wednesday, Flying Island and Tattoo Highway. Poems are forthcoming in Clementine Unbound and Zingara Poetry Picks.   A Surprise Birthday Party for Tina, with Unexpected Guests You …

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3 Poems from Michael Griffith

Michael A. Griffith is working on his first chapbook and lives and teaches near Princeton, NJ.       Couple’s Prayer Thy will be done as our kingdom comes. Who would dare trespass against us with all our power and glory? Led to temptation, forgive us for we are bound for Heaven. I hallow your …

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Roy Liran – 5 poems

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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5 Poems from 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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5 poems by Lorraine Carey

Irish poet and artist Lorraine Carey’s work has been published in the following: Prole, Atrium, The Blue Nib, Ariel Chart, Poethead, The Honest Ulsterman, Proletarian, Sixteen, Quail Bell, Live Encounters, Picaroon, Laldy, The Cabinet of Heed and The Runt Zine among others. A runner up in both the Trocaire / Poetry Ireland and The Blue …

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2 poems by Melissa Mulvihill

I write from northeast Ohio where I live with my husband who is an attorney and with our two sons, 17 and 21, and our labradoodle, Luna(tic). In 1990 I graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A. in psychology and in 1996 I graduated with an M.A. in Counseling from John Carroll University. I recently …

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