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Poems

Philip Gross A Prospect of Goole
Melanie Challenger Hands
Abi Curtis Lion-tamer
Marzanna Kielar Untitled
Robert Hamberger Suicide bomber
Nancy Mattson Dry surfing
Tom Duddy Side street
Annemarie Austin A person from China

Articles

Magma 33 in the Poetry Library Archive The full contents of Magma 33 have been archived by the Poetry Library and can be accessed on their website, here. Magma 33 is also archived as an mp3 issue.
A Strange Kind of Torch Note: the introduction to the article appears below. The full article appears only in the print edition. Two factors motivated the theme for this issue. The first was a gut feeling: of being fed up with celebrity. I originally posted…
Magma 33 Launch Reading We are pleased to announce that Philip Gross and Al Alvarez will be guest poets at the launch reading for Magma 33. The reading will take place at 8 pm on Monday 5 December 2005 in the Coffee-House Poetry series…
Poetry in Practice In 1961 Al Alvarez published The New Poetry, one of the few poetry anthologies of the 20th century which changed the way that readers thought about poetry. It held up the American poets John Berryman and Robert Lowell (and, in…
A Strange Kind of Torch Two factors motivated the theme for this issue. The first was a gut feeling: of being fed up with celebrity. I originally posted the theme as ‘40,733,985 minutes of obscurity’ – that’s how many minutes, on average, a UK citizen…
Presiding Spirits: On the Train With Bill and Basho A Prospect of Goole A flock of blue gantries is suddenly there in the flatland, like wading birds drawn down the wind from the north. They all face one way, calm as hieroglyphics, with foreknowledge of an estuary so far…
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