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Magma 71, The Film Issue, edited by Cheryl Moskowitz and Stav Poleg

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Magma 71 Editorial The Writer as Collaborator Stav Poleg In what ways do we, as writers, respond to films? I come back time and again to the cinema of Agnès Jaoui and Jean-Pierre Bacri. When I watch “The Taste of Others” and “Comme une Image” I feel instantly at home in a place where language is handled with…
Poets and Filmmakers: from Page to Screen In the following article, poets Stav Poleg (Magma) and Jennifer Williams (University of Edinburgh) introduce the collaboration of Magma Poetry with the University of Edinburgh and the Festival of Creative Learning.                       What better place and time to contemplate a collaboration? It was the peak…
Magma Poetry in Collaboration with the University of Edinburgh           The Films For an introduction about the collaboration go to: Poets and Filmmakers: from Page to Screen   Pegasus in the Lab Film-poem by Marios Lizides after a poem by Ginny Saunders Marios Lizides: I consider poetry to be closer to filmmaking than prose. Through ambiguity and symbolism you are able…
Inspired: Caroline Bird responds to filmmaker Rebecca E Marshall’s feature Fever of the Light In each issue we ask a contemporary poet for a poem which draws inspiration from another poet’s work. Here, Caroline Bird responds to filmmaker Rebecca E Marshall’s feature Fever of the Light. Co-editor Cheryl Moskowitz met them to discuss their process.                            …
A Dark Stage — Magma 71 Reviews AND Michael Mackmin (Happenstance Press, £10.00) Joy Sasha Dugdale (Carcanet, £7.99) Fortune Cookie Jenna Clake (Eyewear Publishing, £10.99) Read backwards, AND is DNA and the ‘Poems 1970 – 2017’ are encoded with Mackmin’s life – its loves and losses, which are explored with frank honesty. Mackmin is at the helm of the excellent poetry magazine,…
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