For the first time the new issue of Magma will have two launches. The first is on Friday 7th March at the London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL (very near the British Museum) beginning at 7pm. Our main guest poet is Simon Armitage who will read from his ongoing translation of Pearl which he talks about in Magma 58, as well as other poems, and he will sign copies of his books. And as usual at Magma launches, many of the poets in Magma 58 will read two of their poems.
Admission is free for everyone. Drinks will be available with donations requested for wine.
Please book your free seat at Eventbrite. As space is limited and standing isn’t allowed, booking is essential. (Seats are already reserved for poets in Magma 58 who have been invited to read and their guests.)
The second launch is on Wednesday 12th March at the Blind Poet next to The Counting House, 36 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, 7pm for a prompt 7.30 start. John Glenday, Helena Nelson, Andrew Philip and other leading poets who feature in Magma 58 will be reading, including the favourite poem they chose for the Personal Anthologies article. Many other contributors will also be reading their poems.
Admission is free for everyone and there is a bar.
After many years at the Troubadour through the kindness and support of Anne-Marie Fyfe, Magma is moving on to the next stage of its journey. We plan to hold two launches for each Magma in future – one outside London, in a location convenient for contributors who do not live in the South East, so that more contributors can help us celebrate.
Come early to choose a good seat, get yourself a drink, have a book signed by our guest poets, buy a copy of the magazine, or chat with the many poets reading and the Magma team.