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Might we be entering another revolutionary period?  Are the signs here? Do all the changes hold together or are little personal revolutions adding up to a major change?  Maybe our personal revolts are the most significant to us?

In Magma 65 your poems illuminate the changes occurring under our very noses and investigate revolution…



Claudine Toutoungi Khamsin on Bayswater
Helena Nelson Stopping the War
Simon Jackson The New Regime
Kate Dempsey Some Days I Send My Body To Work Without Me
Henrik Hoeg Executive Electoral Elocution
Kate Compston Emergency Powers


From "The State Poetry is In" by Will Self … Yet surely, just as in the twentieth century my own form, the novel, became defined not by itself and its own evolution, but by its queered relationship with the new, swaggering narrative kid on the block: cinema − so poetry, during the same period, had to contend with the mass dissemination of recorded popular…
From "Poetry in Che Guevara's Revolution" by Jane R Rogers Action and poetry As well as diaries, books, essays, letters and speeches, Guevara wrote poetry, but considered poetry a “private affair”, not counting himself a writer, a title that he told writer Ernesto Sabato was the “most sacred” in the world. Perhaps because of this, after the revolution, Guevara met or corresponded with the poets…
From "Do we still need memorable poems? A revolutionary proposal" by Laurie Smith Poetry and expression of feelings Tom Chivers’ vision of “many more poets, writing in ever more diverse ways” is attractive, but it hides several problems. The first is that mainstream publishers are losing interest in publishing new poetry. In 1990 Faber published 27 collections of new poetry; in 2015, four excluding the Faber New Poets…
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