I’m thrilled and excited to be editing Magma 46 with Norbert Hirschhorn as assistant editor. This issue will be launched in Spring 2010 and the theme is Hunger in all its possible manifestations.
I hope that it will inspire some visceral, strongly felt poems touching on some areas that are very close to my heart as both writer and reader: food, sex and desire, intimacy or the lack of it, spiritual hunger, as well as the wider, political aspects. You may want to take some surprising sideways glances at the subject too; maybe your own cravings take you to some unpredictable places, or perhaps you hunger for something unexpected. We’d love to read poems that have an unusual take on our theme.
As ever, we will welcome poems on other subjects too, and we can’t wait to get stuck in, so to speak, so please get your contributions to us as soon as you can. The deadline is the end of October. Please see the contributions page for details of how to submit your poems. Happy writing!