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Magma at StAnza: international poets Huang Fan & Patrick Sylvain; StAnza panel

Magma was at StAnza last weekend.  It was super friendly, with many excellent events.  There were some interludes of heavenly StAnza weather (proof in the photos).  We’d reprinted the sold-out Climate Change Issue, partly with the festival in mind.  It…

Magma Poetry Competition — Winners Announced

  We are delighted to announce the winners of Magma Poetry Competition 2018/19                 Judge’s Prize Judged by Andrew McMillan First prize:  Inua Ellams – ‘Fuck/Boys’ Second prize: Rowena Warwick – ‘Stillborn’ Third prize:…

Maryam Hessavi reviews Stephen Sawyer, Mircea Dinescu and Tracy K. Smith

There Will Be No Miracles Here Stephen Sawyer Smokestack Books, £7.99 The Barbarians’ Return Mircea Dinescu Bloodaxe Books, £12 Wade In The Water Tracy K Smith Penguin, £8.99 *             ——-I who am alive, begin…

Matt Merritt reviews Stav Poleg, Bobby Parker and an entertainment for W S Graham

Lights, Camera, Stav Poleg Eyewear, £6 Working Class Voodoo Bobby Parker Offord Road Books, £10 The Caught Habits of Language Edited by Rachael Boast, Andy Ching and Nathan Hamilton Donut Press, £15 *              …

Zoë Brigley reviews Tishani Doshi, Deborah Alma and Polly Atkin

Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods Tishani Doshi Bloodaxe, £9.95 Dirty Laundry Deborah Alma Nine Arches, £9.99 Basic Nest Architecture Polly Atkin Seren, £9.99 The three collections reviewed here subvert normative cultural narratives, and engage readers with certain kinds…

Magma 73 Launch Event

THE CHANGELING ISSUE editors Ella Frears and Richard Scott Tue, 2 April 2019 18:30 – 21:30 BST Studio Voltaire 1A Nelson’s Row London SW4 7JR Book your tickets here                 We are proud…

Magma at StAnza, and the Big Survey (and possibly a very cold swim)

We had 430 replies to the Big Survey.  Thank you very much to everyone who took part.  One lucky person won a free subscription (announced on Twitter). The survey had some messages for us… The clearest one was that people…

Call for Submission — Magma 75, Loss

* The submissions window for ‘Loss’ is open from 1st March – 30th April 2019. 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…

Thucydides eats a macaron

Here’s a poem by Rishi Dastidar.  Thucydides, historian of ancient Greece, chronicler of the violent struggle between Athens and Sparta in the late 5th century BC, and his trap.  Relevant?  Oh yes.  The trap is as nasty as the tone…

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