The end is nigh and parting is indeed such sweet sorrow

As an awful years ends, we bid you farewell. Dave Kavanagh, Managing Editor of The Blue Nib celebrates the readers, writers, contributors and editors who have made the last five years so very special.

MARK TREDINNICK IN CONVERSATION WITH DENISE O’HAGAN

In this in-depth and articulate conversation, celebrated Australian poet Mark Tredinnick shares some of his insights on poetry - what first drew him to it, what it means to him, and how he works.

Thanks for the Memories

Maggie Sawkins and Margaret Kiernan share poignant memories from their childhood.

‘Ezekiel’ by Eugene Yakubu

The village was gloomy when I got there. Its hand to its cheeks. Last time I was here my grandfather Bobai Lambaya was being buried. Now my brother.

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Poetry by Jeff Santosuosso

Jeff Santosuosso, having lived in eight states in the US, is known for a restlessness in his work, which suits Summer 2020.

Poetry by Mary Oishi

Mary Oishi, Albuquerque Poet Laureate and lifelong activist, employs an economic, terse style deftly to convey her global concerns.

Poetry by Pui Ying Wong

Pui Ying Wong, Chinese emigrant to USA from Hong Kong, is a well known, much published poet in literary circles in the States.

Poetry from Luke Kennard

Award-winning poet, Luke Kennard shares seven poems from his upcoming collection 'Notes on The Sonnets', written in response to Shakespeare's sonnets and to be published in April 2021 by Penned in the Margins.

The Write Life with Clare Morris

Clare Morris, Editor of The Write Life introduces essays by Sophia Kouidou-Giles, Michael Paul Hogan, Dominic Fisher and Kevin Kling and explores the underlying message that links them all.

North America Time, Poetry from the USA and Canada with Felicia McCarthy

Felicia McCarthy on the five outstanding poets selected for issue 43

Issue 43 Editorial: The Critical Nib with Emma Lee

Emma Lee discusses the three titles reviewed in this issue and updates us to changes in her team

Carousel, Short Fiction by Helen Campbell

“Terrible shame about Marianne,” my mother says out of the blue.  “What do you mean?” I’m preoccupied, rooting in her wardrobe. Among the clothes on...

The Jumpers, Short Fiction by Delia Pring

Delia Pring's compelling short story takes us into the fragmented world of mental illness