Shirley Bell joined The Blue Nib in summer 2017 and has since then filled the position of Editor In Chief.
Shirley is a widely published and anthologised poet. Her poetry is archived in the Special Collection in the University of Lincoln’s Library and, as a result, she has collected together all her published poetry from 1982 to early 2016 in her book, Dark is a Way and Light is a Place. The Wide Skirt published her pamphlet Hanging Windows on the Dark. She was Literature Consultant for Lincolnshire and Humberside Arts and edited their magazine, Proof.