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Anne Tannam talks about performance poetry and poetry for the page

Anne Tannam is a Dublin poet with two collections: Tides Shifting Across My Sitting Room Floor (Salmon Poetry 2017) and Take This Life (WordOnTheStreet 2011). Also a spoken word artist, Anne has performed at festivals and events in Ireland and abroad including Lingo, Electric Picnic, Bloom and The Craw Festival (Berlin). In 2016 she was awarded a writers residency …

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Writing widdershins by Clare Morris

Having worked in Andalusia since 2000, Clare Morris has recently returned to the UK. She has completed two poetry pamphlets and is currently working on an anthology, arising from her collaboration with the abstract artist, Nigel Bird (www.nigel-bird.com). Although much of her poetry is written in response to the environment, she also enjoys incorporating more …

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Winners’ Biographies

FIRST PRIZE WINNER –  Anne Walsh Donnelly lives in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Her work has been published in various literary magazines such as Crannog, Boyne Berries, The Blue Nib, Star82 Review and Cold Coffee Stand. Her short stories have been shortlisted in competitions such as the OTE New Writer of the Year Award (2014, 2016), Fish International …

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HERE THEY ARE!!! The Winter/Spring Chapbook Contest 2017/18 Results

RESULTS The Winter / Spring Chapbook contest 2017/18. With guest judge Kevin Higgins.     HUGE CONGRATULATIONS FROM THE BLUE NIB TO:-   WINNER  Anne Walsh Donnelly – €150.00 SECOND PLACE  Akshaya Pawaskar – €100.00 THIRD PLACE  Bobbie Sparrow  (debutante) – €50.00   HONOURABLE MENTIONS: Sue Johnson Antoinette Rock Michele Ring Jodi Napiorkowski Grainne Tobin Eithne Lannon Derek …

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How to cope with Sex Daily.

Opps, that should have read How to cope with Dyslexia, but it got you here, and I promise I will get back to the point of the title shortly. I have spent a number of days looking at writing from the perspective of authors or poets with a mental or physical disability and was both …

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A Writer’s Workspace.

I had a brief discussion with a fellow writer recently and during the course of our grumbling he revealed that he loves to write on trains. He went on to tell me how he often catches the slow train from Dublin to Belfast and writes for the entire journey plus the return. This brought me …

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Jane Simmons continues her series of reviews of contemporary women’s poetry.

Jane Simmons is a retired teacher/lecturer who is now studying for an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Lincoln. She has written several short stories and is currently working on her second novel and a collection of poetry. She is a member of the Lincoln-based Pimento poets and Outspoken Poets and regularly reads/performs …

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