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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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Its Arrived

  List Price: $20.00, £14.95, Euros 16.50 6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm) Black & White on White paper 118 pages Blue Nib Publishing ISBN-13: 978-1999955021 ISBN-10: 1999955021 BISAC: Poetry / General “Welcome to The Blue Nib Anthology 1, Poetry, June – December 2017. Dave Kavanagh and I are delighted to present this book, which we hope will be …

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Erik Korhel on writing children’s poetry, illustrated by 5 of his poems

Erik Korhel is from Seattle, Washington.  He began pursuing his dream writing poetry with his first release, a children’s book of poems titled “My Tooth Fell in My Soup”. This book is well received by the educational community, having achieved a Must Have Books and Resources listing with the “New York City Department of Education”. …

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A look at Modernism by Niamh Clarke

Niamh Clarke is originally from Dundalk, Co.Louth. She received her BA in English and Philosophy from NUI, Galway. She is currently studying a Diploma in Journalism from The Irish Academy of Public Relations and has a FETAC certificate in Print Journalism from Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute. She is the writer at the blog The Essay …

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Marc Frazier reviews The Earth Avails by Mark Wunderlich

Marc Frazier has widely published poetry in journals including The Spoon River Poetry Review, ACM, Good Men Project, f(r)iction, The Gay and Lesbian Review (forthcoming), Slant, Permafrost, Plainsongs, and Poet Lore.  He has had memoir from his book WITHOUT published in Gravel, The Good Men Project, decomP, Autre Cobalt Magazine and Evening Street Review and Punctuate …

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Shirley Bell introduces stunning found poetry in translation – in Gifted Beneficato by Patrick Williamson with Guido Cupani

Patrick Williamson, a British poet and translator, who lives in France. I also work with music and filmpoems (Afterwords, set to music by Mauro Coceano). My work is increasingly focused on Italy, where I have published two collections Beneficato(English-Italian, Samuele Editore, Pordenone, 2015), and Nel Santuario (Samuele Editore, 2013; Menzione Speciale della Giuria in the XV Concorso Guido …

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Poetry world split: Rebecca Watts v Hollie McNish. Jane Simmons examines the split and invites you to consider your response to the argument.

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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