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Jemilea Wisdom-Baako It Is Well With My Soul
Yomi Sode Elegy: An Embalming of Okonkwo
Esther Kondo Andromeda
Asmaa Jama ode to abdis
Lorna Goodison Four Fine Jamaican Singerman on the David Letterman Show
Aaron El Sabrout Rosetta Stone


Oluwaseun Olayiwola Reviews John Challis, Shara McCallum, and an anthology of poems from Malika’s Poetry Kitchen The Resurrectionists John Challis Bloodaxe £10.99 No Ruined Stone Shara McCallum Peepal Tree Press £9.99 Too Young, Too Loud, Too Different ed. Rishi Dastidar & Maisie Lawrence Corsair Poetry £12.99 Time has its effects, especially on the dead. If detached from a branch, the leaf wilts; if detached from life, the body decays. John Challis,…
Magma 82 – Obsidian Editorial Obsidian, said to have been initially discovered in Ethiopia, is an igneous rock formed from rapidly cooling lava emerging from volcanoes. “Typically jet-black in colour, the presence of hematite produces red and brown varieties, and the inclusion of tiny gas bubbles may create a golden sheen.” (Britannica) We know that obsidian has been found near…
Some Notes on Organic Hood Surrealism Some Notes on Organic Hood Surrealism The hoodie is timeless. It’s a daily item. They function so well we hardly take notice of them. Silicon Valley CEOs wear hoodies to feel like “normal people”. To give the impression that their power is in conversation with everyday people. They  join the line of people in society…
The Balm of Noticing: An Interview with Danusha Laméris Danusha Laméris’ poetry is warm and inviting, like staying up late and talking to a close friend; her poems allow for intimacy and the witnessing of a life unfolding. You are just as likely to encounter poems steeped in desire, joy, and accounts of the natural world as you are pieces that express loss and…

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