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Launch Event: Magma 72, Climate Change Issue

          Book your tickets here * Thu 29 November 2018 18:30 – 21:00 GMT Exmouth Market Centre Exmouth Market London EC1R 4QE * Looking back to the early 21st century from a few hundred years ahead –…

Why reading Elizabeth Bishop is like going to the cinema

From Magma 71, The Film Issue The lens Whether you’ve spent a little or a long time with Elizabeth Bishop’s poetry – chances are that what surfaces when you call it to mind, are some of the things you’ve seen…

Pippa Little Reviews ‘My Life as a Painter’ by Matthew Sweeney

I was drafting this review when the news came that Matthew Sweeney had died on August 5th. I’d like to think of him, poet with a dried sunflower in one buttonhole and a dwarf red tulip in the other (as…

Call for Submissions: Magma 74, Work

* The submissions window for ‘Work’ is open from 8th October – 8th December 2018. We welcome poems that have not been previously published, either in print or online. Poems may be sent via Submittable, or by post if you…

Jade Cuttle Reviews Pamphlets by Jo Burns, John Challis and Hera Lindsay Bird

Jo Burns – Circling for Gods (Eyewear), £6 John Challis – The Black Cab (Poetry Salzburg), £6 Hera Lindsay Bird – Pamper Me to Hell & Back (Smith/Doorstop), £7.50 Jo Burns’s debut pamphlet, Circling for Gods, skirts across the seas…

The Film Issue at The Torriano

The Film Issue  event

Magma 2018/19 Competition open for entries

  Magma Poetry Competition 2018-19 The Magma 2018/9 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…

Magma Subscribers — Winners of Authentication Competition

Many thanks to all the Magma subscribers who entered the Authentication Competition. Initially, I thought I would be judging the poems on my own, but I was helped in my selection by young poets focusing on their professional development attending…

Teaching Matters

  From the University of Edinburgh website:   Creative learning can change minds: Festival of Creative Learning and Magma Film Poetry Project. Read the article here.

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