Magma Poetry

Archived since 56: The Poetry of Clothes

11 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

If ‘comedy is tragedy plus time’ and poetry is ‘emotion recollected in tranquillity’, then perhaps comic poetry is emotion recollected in tranquillity... after time.

In our wonderful prose pieces, Jennifer L. Knox writes about the whys and the whats of writing funny poems; about authority and the impact a funny poem has on both the reader and its writer. And Luke Kennard, talking about the inspiration he gets from Maxine Chernoff, discusses how her style influenced the humour in his work and the power that a funny poem can have.

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: First Issue: 56: The Poetry of Clothes
  • Latest Issue: 66: Comedy
  • Issue Count: 11
  • Published: Not set

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