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TS Eliot Prize Shortlist 2012

The shortlist for this year’s TS Eliot Award has recently been announced. All of us at Magma are delighted to see that our Magma Competition judge, Gillian Clarke, has been shortlisted for her collection, Ice (Carcenet). “In Ice Gillian Clarke…

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Greta Stoddart shortlisted for the Forward Prize

We are delighted to announce that Greta Stoddart's poem 'Deep Sea Diver', first published in Magma 52, has been shortlisted for this year's Forward Prize for Best Single Poem (in memory of Michael Donaghy). Greta's poem was selected for the…

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Launch of Magma 53 – Part 2

For part 1 of this summary of the Magma 53 launch at the Troubadour Cafe on 4th June, see this link. There was an interval before the second half of the proceedings during which the doors were opened to let…

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Launch of Magma 53: part 1

It was Monday 4 June, the day of the Magma 53 launch at the Troubadour Cafe in London. The editors, Kona Macphee and I, left a busy train from Edinburgh to Kings X in what would have been the height…

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Launch of Magma 51

What an evening it was. A cold night, a packed house, and the utterly complementary talents of Pascale Petit and Selima Hill as our guest readers. We were also fortunate to host a large number of contributors, many of whom…

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