Laurie Smith reviews Genevieve Carver, Toby Buckley and Jess Murrain
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by Stav Poleg
6d ago
From Magma 87, Islands Read the review here: Laurie Smith reviews Genevieve Carver, Toby Buckley and Jess Murrain The post Laurie Smith reviews Genevieve Carver, Toby Buckley and Jess Murrain appeared first on Magma Poetry ..read more
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Eric Yip reviews Mona Kareem, Charif Shanahan and Mary Jean Chan
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by Stav Poleg
6d ago
From Magma 87, Island Read the review here: Eric Yip reviews Mona Kareem, Charif Shanahan and Mary Jean Chan The post Eric Yip reviews Mona Kareem, Charif Shanahan and Mary Jean Chan appeared first on Magma Poetry ..read more
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Call for submission — Magma 89, Performance
Magma Poetry
by Stav Poleg
3M ago
The submissions window for ‘Performance’ is open from 4 December, 2023 –  4 January 2024. ** The speech in Shakespeare’s As You Like It begins: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts.” While broadly defined, there are many unique layers to Magma 89’ theme of ‘Performance’. For instance, there are gendered, and erotic undertones. Hermann Hesse decried, “How much have you lied! A thousand times, even in your poems and books, you have played the harmonious man, the wise man, the h ..read more
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Magma Open Pamphlet Competition 2022
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by Stav Poleg
3M ago
We are delighted to announce the publication of Annihilation, the stunning new pamphlet by Birmingham poet Asim Khan, and winner of our 2022 Pamphlet Competition. Order the pamphlet here! The post Magma Open Pamphlet Competition 2022 appeared first on Magma Poetry ..read more
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Magma 2023/24 Poetry Competition
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by Stav Poleg
4M ago
The Magma 2023/24 Poetry Competition is now open for entries in both categories. The Judge’s Prize – poems of 11 to 50 lines The Editors’ Prize – poems of up to 10 lines *** Magma’s 2023/24 poetry competitions are now open for your prize-winning long and short poems. We are very excited to announce that Raymond Antrobus is the judge for the Judge’s Prize for poems of 11 to 50 lines and he will be reading all entries – there are no sifters. The Editors’ Prize is judged by a panel of Magma Editors and is for poems of up to 10 lines. The prize money for both competitions is the same, so double y ..read more
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Fahad Al-Amoudi reviews Momtaza Mehri
Magma Poetry
by Stav Poleg
4M ago
From Magma 86, Food Read the review here: Fahad Al-Amoudi reviews Momtaza Mehri The post Fahad Al-Amoudi reviews Momtaza Mehri appeared first on Magma Poetry ..read more
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Tom Branfoot reviews Hannah Sullivan, Jacob Polley and Degna Stone
Magma Poetry
by Stav Poleg
4M ago
From Magma 86, Food Read the review here: Tom Branfoot reviews Hannah Sullivan, Jacob Polley and Degna Stone The post Tom Branfoot reviews Hannah Sullivan, Jacob Polley and Degna Stone appeared first on Magma Poetry ..read more
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S. Niroshini reviews Will Harris, Jennifer Lee Tsai and Solmaz Sharif
Magma Poetry
by Stav Poleg
4M ago
From Magma 86, Food Read the review here: S. Niroshini reviews Will Harris, Jennifer Lee Tsai and Solmaz Sharif The post S. Niroshini reviews Will Harris, Jennifer Lee Tsai and Solmaz Sharif appeared first on Magma Poetry ..read more
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Magma 88: Underworld – Call for Submissions
Magma Poetry
by Stav Poleg
8M ago
The submission period opens on 1 July, 2023 ‘The history of the atmosphere is recorded in the subsurface: in the sediments of the deep seas, in deep peat bogs and lakes, in the air bubbles in the ice caps of Greenland and Antarctica. You can’t understand heaven without knowing hell. The Earth is its own history book.’ (Salomon Kroonenberg, Why Hell Stinks of Sulfur, 2011). Following on from Magma’s seminal environmental issues – including Anthropocene (81) and The Climate Change Issue (72) – editors Ella Duffy, Kate Simpson, and Leo Boix are searching for previously unpublished poems for Issue ..read more
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Magma Selected: Nabeela Saghir
Magma Poetry
by Stav Poleg
8M ago
  Magma Selected highlights a single poet who is emerging or whose work deserves to be better known, allowing us to publish a wider selection of poems. Our Selected Poet for Magma 86 is Nabeela Saghir and we are delighted to be able to share her reading her wonderful poems in the current Food issue of Magma. We hope you enjoy. * Writing on food, family and belonging, Nabeela Saghir is a poet and copywriter raised in the West Midlands and currently based in North-West London. Nabeela was selected for the Dynamo Mentoring Scheme run by Nine Arches Press in 2020, and has work featured in Th ..read more
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