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How does any poet start writing a poem?

I was surprised when I heard a well-published poet say he writes a line at a time, always finishing one before moving onto the next.  Surprised because it is so…

Magma 56 launches at the Troubadour

Another issue off the press and into the hands of readers as Magma 56 launched at the Troubadour Coffee House in Earls Court. Headline readers Jack Underwood and David Morley…

Magma 56

A person's outfit is a clue to the state of the world. In editing this issue of Magma poetry magazine, Helen Mort and I wanted to see these sartorial hints…

Call for submissions – Magma 56: Clothes

In the introduction to her anthology of clothes poems Out of Fashion (Faber, 2004), Carol Ann Duffy wrote '[these poems] examine, in their different ways, how we dress or undress, how we cover up…

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