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Magma 43 Launch Reading — 2 March with Glyn Maxwell and John Stammers

Here's a date for your diary -- 2 March at The Troubadour, Earl's Court, for the launch reading of Magma 43, edited by David Boll and Andrew Neilson. We are delighted to welcome two distinguish guest readers: Glyn Maxwell, whose poetry collections have attracted awards including the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize (for The Nerve, 2004) and whose latest collection, Hide Now, was shortlisted for the 2008 T.S. Eliot Prize; and John Stammers, whose first collection Panoramic Lounge Bar won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection (2001), and whose second, Stolen Love Behaviour, was a Poetry Book Society Choice. Regular Magma readers will also recall the terrific issue John delivered for us as guest editor of Magma 31. The launch will also feature readings by many other poets published in Magma 43, The reading will start at 8 pm sharp, at The Troubadour Coffee House, 265 Old Brompton Road SW5 (near Earl's Court Tube). Tickets are £6.50 / £5.50 concessions.
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