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Claire Crowther Tiger Rag
Julian Stannard Jasmine
Emily Wills Displacement
Maggie Sawkins My Daughter's Habit
Moniza Alvi Happiness
Martin Mooney The Resurrection of the Body at Killysuggen
Jenny Vuglar In Time


Keith Arthur / Magma Poetry Competition Winners In association with Keith Arthur, Magma is delighted to announce the results of the competition for the best new poem about fishing. The competition was devised and judged by Keith Arthur and Magma’s Alan Ferrett. Keith Arthur is the leading UK broadcaster on angling, presenting Fisherman’s Blues (from the Waterboys’ song) on TalkSPORT (Mw 1053,…
Magma 36 Launch Reading - 4th December Fiona Sampson edits Poetry Review and Orient Express; her verse-novel The Distance Between Us (Seren) was published in 2005. Bernard O’Donoghue was born in Co. Cork and studied Mediaeval English at Oxford; Outliving (Chatto 2003) is his 5th collection.
Magma 36 - 'Inscapes' Guest editor Anne Marie Fife brings her own style to Magma for the Winter issue which was hot off the press at the Aldeburgh Poetry festival, and launches on 4 December in London. New poems by Seamus Heaney and Billy Collins … Jeanette Anderson and Kendal Falkner… and many others. Never heard of Jeanette and…
Poetry in Practice - Louis Jenkins and the Prose Poem It is the distilling power of Louis Jenkins’ imagination that gives his small scenes a biblical quality…. It is the country where scripture meets K-mart. (Howard Nelson, The Hollins Critic) Prose poetry, it can be argued, dates back to the ancient Hebrew scholars: it surfaces in mediaeval France with the first nouvelles and was certainly…
Editorial: Inscapes in Perspective In something of a departure from Magma’s usual practice, the Magma team thought the travel-diary, as it were, of a guest-editor, someone outside the regular rota, someone who doesn’t face 2,400 poems on a regular basis, might nevertheless be of interest to Magma readers and to regular successful or soon-to-be-successful submitters of poems, so herewith…
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