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Poetry on Paper – part I

No matter where you might be on the spectrum of environmental awareness, most of us who exchange gifts or cards over the Christmas period, (myself included) in the aftermath can feel twinges of remorse about the sheer amount of paper…

Poem: Catherine Opens a Window / Crustacean by Suzannah V Evans

Here is a scary New Year’s treat – a poem from Suzannah V Evans written during the mass die-off of North Sea creatures during the Beast from the East storm in March 2018. I love the way the poem takes…

Magma Open Pamphlet Competition Results

The results of the Magma Open Pamphlet Competition are here! Congratulations to our winner, shortlisted and commended poets.

Poetry Reading: Kathleen Jamie & John Kinsella

Magma 72, The Climate Change Issue Monday 21st January 2019 Magma Poetry working with The Cambridge Conservation Initiative Free Book your tickets here   Looking back to the early 21st century from a few hundred years ahead – if there…

Magma’s Climate Change Issue – the year of editing

Welcome to our blog on Magma’s Climate Change Issue. We’ll be posting every week or two between now and March. We’ll write about the background to the magazine, the editing experience, events etc, and introduce a few guest contributions. Magma…

Launch Event: Magma 72, Climate Change Issue

          Book your tickets here This event will be BSL interpreted  * 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…

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…

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