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Magma 42 – What's in it for You?

Well, plenty! Magma 42, inspired by Kafka’s assertion that ‘Words are ice-axes for the frozen sea within’ is crammed with exciting, sometimes edgy, innovative poems that are not afraid to engage with strong feelings.

Matthew Sweeney responds to the work of Austrian poet George Trakl with a new poem of his own, and Blake Morrison writes lucidly and entertainingly about Larkin’s ‘Poetry of Departures’. Prose includes an article on the poetic imagination, and an exploration of the world of Poetry in Education. We have a special selection of unpublished poems by the winners of the 2008 Eric Gregory awards for poets under thirty and are proud to publish new poems by celebrated poets Gillian Clarke and Vicki Feaver.

You can read a selection of poems and articles from Magma 42 on this website. to enjoy the entire issue.

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