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Poetry competition event — update

Dear Magma Friends, Supporters and Subscribers, We are very sorry to have to let you know that our Magma 2019/20 Poetry Event to be held at the Poetry Cafe on 18 March next Wednesday has been cancelled. We discussed this…

Andrew Neilson reviews Zohar Atkins, Angela Kirby and Penny Boxall

From Magma 75, Loss Read the review here: Andrew Neilson reviews Zohar Atkins, Angela Kirby and Penny Boxall

Alice Hiller reviews Rachael Allen, Mona Arshi and Gerry Loose

From Magma 75, Loss Read the review here: Alice Hiller reviews Rachael Allen, Mona Arshi and Gerry Loose

Shivanee Ramlochan reviews Niall Campbell, Rebecca Tamás and Helen Nicholson

From Magma 75, Loss Read the review here: Shivanee Ramlochan reviews Niall Campbell, Rebecca Tamás and Helen Nicholson

Magma Poetry Competition 2019/20 — Winners Announced

Magma Poetry is excited to announce the winners and commended poets for its 2019/20 Poetry Competition for both the Judge’s Prize and the Editors’ Prize. Many thanks to everyone who entered our annual Competition. Our Judge Caroline Bird and Magma…

Magma 75 – Film

Magma 75 editors Yvonne Reddick and Adam Lowe discuss the editing process and writing about loss. They are joined by contributor Jessica Sneddon, who talks about what it means to be published in Magma and the transition from studying creative…

Review: ‘A Man’s House Catches Fire’ by Tom Sastry

A man’s house catches fire. A title poem. What kind of fire is it? At first, the man thinks the smell of smoke is “just me going off my head// which I have learned to expect”, but the fire continues…

Call for submission— Magma 78, Collaborations

The submissions window for ‘Collaborations’ is open from 1st February – 31st March 2020. We welcome poems that have not been previously published, either in print or online. One piece of work from your collaborations of up to 140 lines…

Magma 25th anniversary

Poets, guests and Magma Board members past and present gathered on 29th November 2019 to celebrate 25 years of publishing Magma. We met at the Concert Artistes’ Association in Covent Garden which had recently been refurbished and is very splendid.…

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