Magma 68, Margins, edited by David Floyd and Lucy Howard-Taylor, showcases poetry from the periphery, from the hinterland of lives, spaces and themes.
|Magma 68 Editorial
||Margin / mɑːdʒɪn / from Latin marginem (nominative margo) for edge, border. Brim, brink, lip, verge, bound. Being the difference, the frontier, a kind of freedom. If the shadow of the margin is the mainstream, our aim for this issue…
|From: “Writing Alongside the Disappeared - Margins and a composition exercise” by Vahni Capildeo
||The margins are where the clues to the liveliness and breadth of the text make themselves apparent. Rowdy animals bodied like musical instruments gambol, exact and glorious and gross. They make fanciful noise. Tiny plants spread like gorgeous weeds, rendered…
|From “Marginalia - Poets, the Page and the Dream: a Tour of the Margin with Several Guides” by Katy Evans-Bush
||If all the world’s a page, as one might say, most of it is the margins. As in the ancient tragedies, offstage is where you find the real action. Most people are marginal, by today’s political and economic reckoning –…