In the past couple of years the Magma Roadshow has journeyed up and down and cross country to Aldeburgh, Ledbury, StAnza and Cheltenham. This Autumn we’re excited to be going to the Manchester Literature Festival to run a one-off free lunchtime event at The Cornerhouse.
Clare Pollard, celebrated poet and a member of the Magma team will be MCing the event. Jacqueline Saphra, (also from the Magma team) will be reading, and so will Magma contributors Alan Buckley and Sarah Jackson.
Sarah Jackson’s pamphlet ‘Milk’ (Pighog Press) was shortlisted for the inaugural Michael Marks Award and she recently received an Arts Council grant to develop a series of poems inspired by the submarine base at Farlane.
Alan Buckley’s debut pamphlet Shiver’ was the PBS Choice for 2009, he was commended in the Bridport competition won first prize in the Wigtown Poetry Competition. He recently received an Arts Council grant and is working on his first collection.
Jacqueline Saphra’s pamphlet Rock’n’Roll Mamma (flarestack) is to be followed by Arts Council funded collection, The Kitchen of Lovely Contraptions from flipped eye.
Clare Pollard is the author of three collections from Bloodaxe and was recently co-editor of Bloodaxe’s Voice Recognition: 21 poets for the 21st Century.
Clare and Jacqueline will also be talking about the editing process at Magma Poetry and taking questions. We’d love to see you there.