Magma 49

Edited by Julia Bird

Magma 49 is made from a mixture of three parts sand and one part cement. No, hang on, that’s the recipe for concrete. Magma 49 is actually made from a mixture of poems, prose and reviews, most of which bear some relation to the theme of Build it Up and Knock it Down.

Articles

Presiding Spirits: W N Herbert on Byron In Presiding Spirits we ask a contemporary poet to write a poem which draws on writing from the past. In…
No fake, rosy picture of the world Rob A Mackenzie reviews Katherine Gallagher’s Carnival Edge: New & Selected Poems (Arc £11.99), Alan Wall’s Doctor Placebo (Shearsman £8.95)…
Editorial Magma 49 is made from a mixture of three parts sand and one part cement. No, hang on, that's the…

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