Magma Poetry

Archived since 56: The Poetry of Clothes

13 issues

Welcome to Magma. Published three times a year, Magma Poetry is a unique kind of poetry magazine. One of our big points of difference is we don’t have a single editor. We value a richer mix of voices, attitudes, ideas and opinions. That’s why we’re led by a group of people not an individual.

Magma publishes outstanding poems by new, emerging and established writers together with reviews and thought-provoking articles about poetry. Over the years, we have championed writers like Seamus Heaney, Don Paterson, Sean O’Brien, Alice Oswald, Al Alvarez, Wendy Cope, George Szirtes, Gillian Clarke, John Burnside and Mark Doty. We’ve also showcased more experimental poets like Tom Chivers, S. J. Fowler and Keston Sutherland.

The trial issue, themed "The Street", features new poems by Christopher Reid [p. 42], Kathryn Simmonds [p. 9], David Wheatley [p. 31], Christine Webb [p. 7] and many others. You'll also find Simon Barraclough responding to Byron [p. 22] and an article on wit in poetry by South African poet Finuala Dowling [p. 32].

Latest issue

Magma 68, Margins, edited by David Floyd and Lucy Howard-Taylor, showcases poetry from the periphery, from the hinterland of lives, spaces and themes.

Margin / mɑːdʒɪn / from Latin marginem (nominative margo) for edge, border. Brim, brink, lip, verge, bound. Being the difference, the frontier, a kind of freedom. If the shadow of the margin is the mainstream, our aim for this issue is to publish poetry from the periphery, from the hinterland of lives, spaces and themes.

This issue features Vahni Capildeo exploring margins in poetic composition, an essay from Katy Evans-Bush our in regular section, our inspired poet is Fleur Adcock.

Both the poetry and prose in this issue reflect the diversity of emotions and responses provoked by the theme but, despite this diversity, consistently reinforce the sense of poetry’s ability to offer an alternative perspective on a world viewed from the edge.

Subjects: Literature, Poetry

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Welcome to Magma. Published three times a year, Magma Poetry is a unique kind of poetry magazine. One of our big points of difference is we don’t have a single editor. We value a richer mix of voices, attitudes, ideas and opinions. That’s why we’re led by a group of people not an individual.

Magma publishes outstanding poems by new, emerging and established writers together with reviews and thought-provoking articles about poetry. Over the years, we have championed writers like Seamus Heaney, Don Paterson, Sean O’Brien, Alice Oswald, Al Alvarez, Wendy Cope, George Szirtes, Gillian Clarke, John Burnside and Mark Doty. We’ve also showcased more experimental poets like Tom Chivers, S. J. Fowler and Keston Sutherland.

The trial issue, themed "The Street", features new poems by Christopher Reid [p. 42], Kathryn Simmonds [p. 9], David Wheatley [p. 31], Christine Webb [p. 7] and many others. You'll also find Simon Barraclough responding to Byron [p. 22] and an article on wit in poetry by South African poet Finuala Dowling [p. 32].

  • First Issue: 56: The Poetry of Clothes
  • Latest Issue: 68: Margins
  • Issue Count: 13
  • Published: Not set
  • ISSN: 2514-3611

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