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Judith Beveridge in conversation with Denise O’Hagan

Judith Beveridge is a Sydney-based poet and recipient of multiple awards, including the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for Poetry (2019), the Christopher Brennan Award for lifetime achievement in poetry, awarded by the Fellowship of Australian Writers (2013), and the Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal for excellence in literature (2005). She has published six volumes of poetry …

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Denise O’Hagan on the depth of poetry and her selections for Issue 41

Editorial for The Blue Nib, Issue 41. The last months have been a testing time for Australia and, to a lesser extent, New Zealand. Ravaged by bushfires on an unprecedented scale, stricken by drought, and finally swamped by heavy rains, Australia’s suffering has been the stuff of news bulletins the world over—and this was before …

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Denise O’Hagan reads ‘Before the party’ from her collection, ‘The Beating Heart’

From The Ink Pods, Podcast for The Blue Nib. It must have just stopped rainingWhen we arrived. The road, licked for hoursBy the quiet slap of countless passing tyres,Gleamed blackly under the streetlampsLike wet liquorice. We sat for a momentWatching the mist descendCobwebbing the edges of trees and hedges,The silver turning of a leaf in …

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Denise O’Hagan interviews British eco-poet Helen Moore

Helen Moore is an award-winning British ecopoet and socially engaged artist currently based in Sydney. She has published three poetry collections, Hedge Fund and Other Living Margins(Shearsman Books, 2012), ECOZOA (Permanent Publications, 2015), acclaimed by John Kinsella as ‘a milestone in the journey of ecopoetics’, and in 2019, The Mother Country (Awen Publications), exploring British …

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How to promote your book

First published in The Blue Nib ‘Writing a book without promoting it is like waving to someone in a dark room. You know what you have done but nobody else does.’ Whether your book is fiction or non-fiction, and whether it’s published commercially or independently, as an author today you’re expected to take an active …

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Six questions for …

Denise O’Hagan, Poetry Editor, Australia and NZ, The Blue Nib Literary Magazine The Blue Nib Literary Magazine publishes poetry, fiction/nonfiction of 750-3,000 words and book reviews. The original interview can be found here. SQF: How did you get involved with The Blue Nib Literary Magazine? Denise O’ Hagan: I first heard about The Blue Nib …

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Poetry Editor, Australia & New Zealand, for The Blue Nib

Denise O’Hagan has a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Italian and an MA in Bibliography and Textual Criticism. She comes to us as an experienced editor, having worked for Heinemann Educational, Collins, Routledge & Kegan Paul (London) as well as Horwitz, Cambridge University Press and the State Library of NSW (Sydney). She looks forward …

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Finding objectivity in a personal editor-author relationship

WordMothers Guest Post by Denise O’Hagan WordMothers is dedicated to supporting women writers and showcasing women’s work in the literary arts worldwide. The original interview can be found here. My mother, Joan O’Hagan, was a novelist well before I became an editor, and her books (crime) were published by Angus & Robertson and Macmillan. Her …

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