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Magma 77, Act Your Age, edited by Gboyega Odubanjo, Selina Rodrigues and Christine Webb

Poets are mortal, but poems remain, and in this issue you will find many poems that deserve a long life. Passion, curiosity, fury, wit – in editing the Act Your Age issue we were struck by the vigour and also the depth of poetic responses.

Poems

Judy Brown winter a dropped stitch
Richard Lambert The Rec
Lucy Cage May Is The Month To Die In
Thembe Mvula Umdudla
Rob Jackson Dive Buddy
Jamal Mehmood The Leaf of the Neem Tree

Articles

Magma 77 Editorial Passion, curiosity, fury, wit – in editing the Act Your Age issue we were struck by the vigour and also the depth of poetic responses. We started this issue with a call for submissions inviting poets to “act your age”…
Breaking Form and Taking Risks Amy Acre and Jake Wild Hall talk to Magma about Bad Betty Press Amy Acre and Jake Wild Hall run Bad Betty Press, which has been shortlisted for the Michael Marks and the Saboteur publisher awards and whose books have…
Inspired: Liz Berry responds to Kim Addonizio In each issue we ask a contemporary poet for a poem which draws inspiration from another poet’s work. Liz Berry responds to Kim Addonizio’s poem Good Girl. Here is an extract, but read the full article in Magma 77  to…
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