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Magma Open Poetry Pamphlet Competition – judge’s comments, and sample poems

We are delighted to feature, below, one previously unpublished poem from each of the ten entries shortlisted by our judge Mary Jean Chan. She had this to say: “It was a joy and privilege to read through the longlisted pamphlets…

The Magma Open Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2020 — Shortlist Announced

Thank you to everyone who entered Magma’s pamphlet competition. We are delighted to announce the shortlist. Our judge, Mary Jean Chan, has chosen: * All that fun we are not having by Mantra Mukim  Atmospheric Ghost Lights by Yvette Siegert…

OBSIDIAN FOUNDATION

MAGMA POETRY TO PARTNER THE OBSIDIAN FOUNDATION * Obsidian is a new foundation and poetry retreat launched for Black poets, founded by Nick Makoha. The Retreat is a long-term, sustainable programme based on the successful model of Cave Canem in…

Call for submissions — Magma 80, Avatars

The submissions window for ‘Avatars’ is open from 1st October to 30th November 2020. We welcome poems that have not been previously published, either in print or online. Up to 4 poems may be sent via Submittable, or by post…

Magma 2020/21 Poetry Competition

The Magma 2020/21 Poetry Competition is now open for entries in both categories. The Judge’s Prize – poems of 11 to 50 lines The Editors’ Prize – poems of up to 10 lines *** * Award-winning poet Theresa Lola is…

Magma 77 — online launch!

What Age Are You? Find out with Magma’s poetry launch. Experience the insights of young poets and the passions of older poets. Tue, 18 August 2020 19:00 – 21:00 BST All welcome. Free. Sign up to receive the Zoom link.…

Magma 77 — Creating the Cover

  When I visit my grandma, our meetings will often follow a similar pattern. Before long we have finished exchanging all small life updates, after which she pulls out a stack of shoe boxes and places them on the table…

Call for submissions — Magma 79, Dwelling

The submissions window for ‘Dwelling’ is open from 1st June – 31st July 2020. We welcome poems that have not been previously published, either in print or online. Up to 4 poems may be sent via Submittable, or by post…

Magma 76 — Inspired

Francisco Aragón responds to Carmen Giménez Smith Read the full article here From Magma 76, Resistancia  

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