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Magma 69, The Deaf Issue, edited by Lisa Kelly and Raymond Antrobus

Welcome to a wide-ranging issue that we hope reflects multiple ways of looking at ‘deafness’ and what it means to an individual and society.

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Magma 69 Editorial Magma 69 Editorial by Lisa Kelly and Raymond Antrobus This issue is not perfect. It is not definitive. It is not even deafinitive on deafness and poetry. Before our call for submissions, we realised there was a risk in calling…
Magma 69 Reviews "to stay at sea is to stay at home” British Museum Daljit Nagra Faber, £14.99 (hardback)           Seasonal Disturbances Karen McCarthy Woolf Carcanet, £9.99           Bear Chrissy Williams Bloodaxe, £9.95             Where can we search for…
From: “A Poetry of the Eye” As with any minority language carrying a raw and recent history of oppression, there are complicated politics in deaf communities. Shunned at school by those whose ability to speak English was prized, older sign language poets may balk at the…
From “Sign Language, Acting and Poetry” When we think of ‘onomatopoeia’ we think of the sound and how a word fits to describe what’s heard, but for me there’s a more visual manifestation, as understood in Ideasthesia and in extreme cases Synaesthesia – how does the…
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