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The latest edition of Magma is very Street.

Thanks to everyone who came along and supported the launch of Magma 61 at the London Review Bookshop on Friday (15th May). We heard from a great mix of poets including Simon Kew, Geraldine Clarkson, John Wheway and Miranda Peake and our first guest reader, Christine Webb.

Christine Webb reading ‘Wasting Time by Looking’

We also had an impromptu turn by Gram Joel Davies who read his poem ‘World Away’ on the vagaries of gap years. And to round off the evening Simon Barraclough, read from his latest collection ‘Sunspots’, including his wonderful poem ‘Brightness’, a dark and troubled response to Byron’s ‘Darkness’.

Simon Barraclough dazzled us with poems from ‘Sunspots’

The theme for this edition, ‘The Street’, was a strong creative springboard and generated over two thousand submissions.  We hope you enjoy the fifty or so poems we finally chose in addition to the five poems by our selected poet, Amali Rodrigo.

Thanks again to London Review Bookshop for providing their beautiful venue and to everyone who took part.

Geraldine Clarkson performs ‘On the Street’
This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. Please can you tell me the subject for submissions after ‘Conversations’ ?

    Many thanks to you

  2. Do you have any material which I could use with a young person who wants to write lyrics, but has no interest in music production?

    And also a very mature you person who is writes excellent poetry, she is very self expressive and writes about live events. However they could do with a little guidance and some short courses or creative writing exercises would be perfect.

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