Anna Blasiak

Anna Blasiak – Poetry

Anna Blasiak is a poet, translator and literature co-ordinator of the European Literature Network. She has translated over 40 books from English into Polish and some fiction and poetry from Polish into English. In addition to her book-length translations, her work has been published in Best European Fiction 2015, Asymptote, The Guardian, B O D Y Literature, Modern Poetry in Translation and York Literary Review. Anna writes poetry in Polish and in English (Off_Press, Women Online Writing, Exiled Ink and Modern Poetry in Translation). She has worked in museums and a radio station, run magazines, written on art, film and theatre.

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SRIRAMGOKUL CHINNASAMY

Poem A Teesside girl She goes missing in the Tees She goes missing from Teesside On Tees A half-stem tree faces its other half, made […]

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Issue 38 Editorial

Shirley Bell has decided to retire from her position at Editor-in-Chief of The Blue Nib. This marks a serious change for not only The Blue […]

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Fiction Editorial -Mimi Gladman

Culture in the 21st century is increasingly visual, and information moves faster than ever before, while snap judgments are becoming more and more the norm; […]

BLACK CAR BURNING BY HELEN MORT
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Mimi Gladman reviews Black Car Burning by Helen Mort

Helen Mort was born in Sheffield in 1985, and grew up in nearby Chesterfield. Five times winner of the Foyle Young Poets Award, she received an Eric Gregory Award in 2007 and won the Manchester Young Writer Prize in 2008. Her first collection, Division Street (2013), was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and Costa Poetry Award, and won the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. In 2014, she was named as a ‘Next Generation Poet’, the prestigious accolade announced only once every ten years, recognising the 20 most exciting new poets from the UK and Ireland. No Map Could Show Them (2016), her second collection, about women and mountaineering, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Helen has been the Wordsworth Trust Poet in Residence and the Derbyshire Poet Laureate and was named one of the RSL’s 40 under 40 Fellows in 2018. She is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University and lives in Sheffield. Black Car Burning is her first novel. […]

Ruth Aylett
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Edinburgh Poet – Ruth Aylett

Celeste Aida  The rain falls with blunt determinationbut there’s a sun behind the flat white skywhose intangible glow glosses the wet pebble edgingand in-your-face green bushesoutside […]

Teresa Coe
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Teresa Coe -Poetry

RELENTLESS Rounder and deeper than the line, the soundbreaks up through dry leaves.Meandering, the river,  through you. Branded, you, with even the bitterness that brandsthe Western range. THIS […]

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Gerald Cedillo -Poetry

Frogs Occasionally, country roads back home allowed a quiet somewhat-peace after we quarreled. Bodies loosely swaying in their seats, words hurled to pothole rhythms, lean […]

Peter Clive Poetry
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Peter Clive Poetry

A whisky grace I raise a glass to you, Lord: there is no fountain, no breath-taking conceit of ornamental marble spouting perfectly orchestrated jets and […]

William Derge Poetry
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William Derge Poetry

William Derge Poetry – Derge won the $1,000 2010 Knightsbridge Prize judged by Donald Hall and the Rainmaker Award judged by Marge Piercy. He has received honorable mentions in contests sponsored by The Bridge, Sow’s Ear, and New Millennium, among others. He has been awarded a grant by the Maryland State Arts Council. […]

B. ANNE ADRIAENS
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B. Anne Adriaens -Poetry

B. ANNE ADRIAENS currently lives and writes in Somerset, Britain. Her work often reflects her interest in alienation and all things weird and dark, as well as her concerns about pollution and the environment in general. She’s written several dystopian short (and not so short) pieces and is putting together a poetry collection exploring the many places where she’s lived. She attended the Poetry Summer School at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University Belfast, in June 2017 and the following July, she was awarded the title of Frome Festival Poet Laureate. Her work has previously appeared in Helios Quarterly, B.A.D. (The Bees Are Dead) and Harpur Palate, as well as on several online literary platforms. […]

Helen Boden
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Helen Boden -Poems

Helen Boden is a Yorkshire-born, Edinburgh-based writer, educator and editor, with poems in magazines and anthologies including New Writing Scotland, Mslexia, Lighthouse and Butcher’s Dog. She also collaborates with visual artists to make responsive poems and place-specific text. […]

Kitty Coles
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Kitty Coles -Poetry

Kitty Coles lives in Surrey and works for a charity supporting disabled people. Her poems have been nominated for the Forward Prize and Best of the Net. She was joint winner of the Indigo Dreams Pamphlet Prize 2016 and her debut pamphlet Seal Wife, which was published in 2017, is available to purchase on Amazon or via Indigo Dreams […]

Essay

Dawn trek in the Wahiba Desert- Essay by Sandra Arnold

Sandra Arnold lives in New Zealand. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from Central Queensland University, Australia and has published two novels and one non-fiction book. In 2019 her third novel Ash is forthcoming from Mākaro Press (NZ) and her first flash fiction collection Soul Etchings from Retreat West Books (UK). […]

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Sam Smith -Poetry

Another Pause among white tussocks a sun-doped song-thrushspreads her wings  /  and opens her feathers  /  to be ant-cleaned nearby shallow ponds and pools are alive withwriggling […]

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Patrick Wright -Poetry

Patrick Wright has a poetry pamphlet, Nullaby, published by Eyewear in 2017. A full collection, Shadows on the Ceiling, will follow in 2019. His poems have appeared in several magazines, including Agenda, Wasafiri, The Reader, London Magazine, Poetry Quarterly, Ink, Sweat and Tears, and Iota. His poem ‘The End’ was included in The Best New British and Irish Poets Anthology 2018, judged by Maggie Smith. He has also been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. He currently works as a Lecturer at The Open University, where he teaches Arts and Humanities, including Creative Writing, and as Contributing Editor at Write Out Loud. He is also working on a second PhD in Creative Writing at the Open University, on the ekphrasis of abstract and monochromatic paintings, supervised by Siobhan Campbell and Jane Yeh. […]

Pym Schaare
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Linguist and Poet – Pym Schaare

Pym Schaare, linguist and poet, explores how language forms alter socio-sexual-cultural boundaries, as in fantasy, fairy-tales and poetry re-purposing thought and form. Author of Since Then: Poems and Commentary; The Poetry of Performance; and The Mutual Orgasm: A Clitorocentric Manifesto: Shadows under her Shoes. Robyn Mathison Poetry Award, 2017, longlisted & shortlisted: Fish Publishing. […]

MICHAEL DURACK
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Tipperary Poet Michael Durack

Michael Durack lives in Co. Tipperary, Ireland. His work has appeared in journals such as Boyne Berries, Skylight 47, The Stony Thursday Book and Poetry Ireland Review. Publications include a memoir in prose and poems, Saved to Memory: Lost to View (2016) and a poetry collection, Where It Began, published by Revival Press in 2017. With his brother Austin he collaborates on a programme of poetry and guitar music and they have produced two albums, The Secret Chord (2013) and Going Gone (2015.) […]

Marilena Zackheos
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Marilena Zackheos Poetry

Marilena Zackheos’ debut poetry collection Carmine Lullabies a little like walking around a familiar room in the dark. The furniture is all there and the same, but the walls and floor are bent and there is a dangerous, insidious, leather-clad voice whispering at you from the shadows. […]

JOHN KAPRIELIAN -POETRY
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John Kaprielian Poetry

Tins of Dust They say you should change your spices every year or they lose potency and aroma but in the back of my spice […]

Paul McCarrick
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Young Poet – Paul McCarrick

Paul McCarrick is from Athlone, Co. Westmeath. He holds an MA in Writing from NUI Galway. His poetry can be read in the Bangor Literary Journal, Boyne Berries, Skylight 47, Crannóg, and The Stinging Fly among others, and has been longlisted for the 2018 Over the Edge New Writer competition. His novel Happy-Cry with My Brilliant Life was longlisted in the 2014 Irish Writers Centre’s Novel Fair Competition. […]

Poetry by Pauline May
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Poetry by Pauline May

EYES ON THE ROAD It’s this winter sunrise spiking my eyes as I drive. It’s morning’s red-fingered goriness dazzling, as I pull the sun shield […]

E.V. McLoughlin Poetry
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E.V. McLoughlin Poetry

On the ward this is about a pad. a thick one, hospital-walls green. I’ve run out. a one-day mother in pink pajamas with out-of-season snowmen. […]

Warren Paul Glover
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Warren Paul Glover – Poetry

MEDICINE VENISON A.M. Morning. I took my dog to the vets. Blood tests. Well, more blood tests, actually. Follow-ups to the first lot. Elevated liver […]

Ruth Gilchrist
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Ruth Gilchrist -Poems

Ruth Gilchrist is a Scottish based writer. A member of EyeWrite and Dunbar’s Writing Mums. “Writer of the Year 2015” Tyne and Esk. Ruth collaborates with museums, photographers, film poems, radio and musicians. Poems published in Snakesin and Scrivens webzines and the SouthBank poetry magazine Southlight and The Eildon Tree. Also in various anthologies, including the Federation of Writers Scotland. […]

Orla Fay
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Boyne Berries Editor Orla Fay

The Return of the Muse In the silence of the midwinter day I turn to this poem for sheltera beehive hut, a floating island.I walk into this […]

Sue Morgan
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Poetry – By Sue Morgan

The Building of Tambo International Airport I pedal full pelt, pell-mell down the back-straight road to blue, scented gum treesand wild dens, where hordes from our migrant estate play […]

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Crow by Jieyan Wang

An icy wind slithered inside Mia’s coat. The ground underneath her was smothered under six inches of snow, and the black trees towering over her […]

Canadian Poet Alyssa Cooper
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Canadian Poet Alyssa Cooper

Perpetual Motion Pendulum Girl When I was young, I thought that swing sets were portals; the way that they slowed time and softened gravity, tiny […]