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Zbigniew by Justin Lowe

Justin Lowe is a poet, editor and occasional reviewer

A NECESSARY ASSUMPTION 
by D.P. Snyder

D.P Snyder is a member of the Under the Volcano writer's group in Tepoztlán, México and lives in North Carolina, USA

Featured Poet- Peter Boyle

Two poems by celebrated Australian poet and translator Peter Boyle, which dwell simultaneously on the miraculous in life and its precariousness.

Poetry by Jennifer A. McGowan

Jennifer A. McGowan has appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, The Rialto, and The Connecticut Review.

‘Kintyre’ a poem by Carol McKay

Carol McKay won the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship in 2010

Bill Cushing’s A Former Life – Reviewed

Richard Lance Keeble reviews Bill Cushing's A Former Life. Richard, a regular reviewer for The Blue Nib is a Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln and Visiting Professor at Liverpool Hope University. He has written and edited 40 books on a wide range of media-related subjects. The chair of the Orwell Society, he is the joint editor of Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics and George Orwell Studies. In 2011, he gained a National Teaching Fellowship, the highest award for teachers in Higher Education in the UK and in 2014 he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Association for Journalism Education. In 2020, Routledge are to publish a collection of his essays under the title, Journalism Beyond Orwell.

Poetry- Megan Stratford

buried she’s just where you said i’d find her half-way buried underneath the pendulous trapeze to hang off of on afternoons that couldn’t move days like this one when...

Red Streamers, by Paul Sutherland- reviewed.

With his latest collection, Paul Sutherland confirms his status as one of Britain’s most important and original poets. It comprises a sequence of 124 very short, intense, delicately crafted, haiku-like stanzas: one with two lines followed by a three liner – and so on.

this hall of several tortures’ by Reuben Woolley -Reviewed

this hall of several tortures’ by Reuben Woolley -Reviewed by Emma Lee

An Eye at the Window by Matthew Roy Davey

Alice’s mum told her that Grandad was ‘not with us any more’ and that he had ‘gone to a better place’.  Alice knew exactly...