Ella Frears is a trustee and editor for Magma. She was a Jerwood/Arvon mentee and is currently Poet in Residence at Royal Holloway Physics Dept. Her debut pamphlet, Passivity, Electricity, Acclivity is forthcoming with Goldsmiths Press Nov 2017.
Lisa Kelly is half Danish and half deaf. Her pamphlet Bloodhound is published by Hearing Eye. She hosts poetry events at the Torriano Meeting House, London. Her poems appear in Carcanet's New Poetries VII.
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.
Fiona Moore’s pamphlet Night Letter was shortlisted for the 2016 Michael Marks Awards. Her first collection will come out in 2018. She used to co-edit The Rialto, blogs occasionally at Displacement and writes reviews.
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 in The New Yorker, Poetry London and Poetry Ireland Review. 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 and the Peggy Poole Award. Her pamphlet Spikenard is a Laureate’s Choice. She lectures in Creative Writing.
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.