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‘The art of losing isn’t hard to master,’ writes Elizabeth Bishop. However, the poetry in this magazine is testament to the fact that the opposite is true. It takes great patience, skill and courage to write about loss. In this issue of Magma, we present a breadth of experiences around loss and losing. These can be literal and figurative, physical and emotional, object and abstract.

Poems

Khadijah Ibrahiim Day One / Deliverance & Day Two / Burial Rites
Kostya Tsolákis Patrick
Barsa Ray The Forge of Birds
Jennifer Lee Tsai Wild Ponies
Nick Makoha Pass
Romalyn Ante Gunita

Articles

Magma 75 Editorial ‘The art of losing isn’t hard to master,’ writes Elizabeth Bishop. However, the poetry in this magazine is testament to the fact that the opposite is true. It takes great patience, skill and courage to write about loss. In this…
Inspired In each issue, we ask a contemporary poet for a poem which draws inspiration from another poet’s work. In this issue, Jessica Sneddon responds to Dorothy Wordsworth and Susanna Blamire (plus the LOST project, lichens, and hidden stories of the…
BEACON (NADINE GORDIMER) Instead of beginning this way, with these words, this writing might have begun instead as a letter: as a very intimate, very personal letter, written to her even though (or especially because) she is dead, because she died what still…

Issue information

Loss — Table of Contents
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