Ella Frears is a trustee and editor for Magma. Her debut pamphlet, Passivity, Electricity, Acclivity is out with Goldsmiths Press. Ella was shortlisted for the Manchester Poetry Prize and has completed residencies for the Tate Gallery, the National Trust and Royal Holloway University among others.
Lisa Kelly is half Danish and has single-sided deafness from childhood mumps. Her pamphlets are Bloodhound (Hearing Eye, 2012) and Philip Levine's Good Ear (Stonewood Press, 2018). Her poems appear in Carcanet's New Poetries VII and her debut collection A Map Towards Fluency is forthcoming from Carcanet.
Rob A. Mackenzie has published two pamphlets and two full collections, most recently The Good News (Salt, 2013). He is Magma's reviews editor and co-organises the monthly Edinburgh live poetry event, Vespers.
Cheryl Moskowitz is a US born UK based poet, translator and novelist. Trained in dramatherapy and psychodynamic counselling she runs writing projects in various health-care, educational and community settings. She is Resident Poet in a large North London primary school.
Benedict is responsible for Magma’s production. He is a journalist and his poems have been widely published in literary journals. He makes poetry films – The Royal Oak was commissioned for Channel 4’s Random Acts. Benedict has been awarded three residencies with METAL.
Helen, a founder member of the Magma team, now lives in Fife. She recently completed an MFA in Creative Writing at St Andrews and is enjoying exploring the vibrant Scottish poetry scene. Helen takes the lead for Magma on privacy and data protection.
Stav Poleg’s poetry has appeared on both sides of the Atlantic, in The New Yorker, Poetry London and Poetry Ireland Review, among others. Her debut pamphlet is Lights, Camera. Her graphic-novel installation, Dear Penelope, with artist Laura Gressani, was acquired by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Yvonne Reddick is the author of Ted Hughes: Environmentalist and Ecopoet and Translating Mountains. She has received a Northern Writer’s Award, a Hawthornden Fellowship, a commendation in the 2018 National Poetry Competition and the Peggy Poole Award. Her pamphlet Spikenard is a Laureate’s Choice. She lectures in Creative Writing.
Selina's poetry has been published in a wide range of journals, with a book forthcoming from Smokestack. She has a particular interest in and passion for diversity and believes creativity exists in all people and places.
Laurie Smith helped start Magma in 1994, has edited 9 issues, been Chair and is now Company Secretary. He co-leads the Let's Think in English programme at King's College London and teaches literature at the City Lit.