NEW POETRY JANUARY-MARCH 2020 SELECTION: GEORGI GILL, COLIN BANCROFT, JANE FRANK, and SHARA MCCALLUM

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 GEORGI GILL a poet and PhD researcher with the Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry at the University of Edinburgh, exploring the role of poetry in dialogues about multiple sclerosis. Her chief areas of critical… Continue reading

CLIMATE CHANGE POETRY: IS IT EFFECTIVE?

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by Eveline Pye There have been several initiatives designed to encourage poets to write about climate change. Magma devoted an entire issue to climate change in 2018. Extinction Rebellion Oxford is currently soliciting… Continue reading

SHOWCASE: NEW POEMS BY EILEEN CHONG

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EILEEN CHONG is a poet based in Sydney,  Australia. She was born in Singapore of Chinese descent. Her poetry collections are Burning Rice (2012), Peony (2014), Painting Red Orchids (2016), and Rainforest (2018), all from Pitt Street Poetry, Sydney. Chong writes… Continue reading

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED!

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Dear Readers and Writers, Submissions are currently closed, but will re-open later in the year. We’ve got some exciting plans for 2020 – keep an eye on our Twitter page for developments! Happy… Continue reading

MANIC EPISODES: ‘I AM DYNAMITE’ BY SUE PRIDEAUX

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Sue Prideaux I Am Dynamite: A Life of Nietzsche (Faber & Faber) By Nicolas Hausdorf Biographies of philosophers are a cause for suspicion. Are they not attempts to dispel the mystique of the… Continue reading

PRINCESS – A SHORT STORY BY LEELA SOMA

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He lusted after her from the first moment their eyes locked. She looked young and vulnerable; her baby blue eyes in that innocent, cherubic face set his heart thumping. On her first visit… Continue reading

Garry Mackenzie – From Ben Dorain: A Conversation with a Mountain

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Duncan Bàn Macintyre’s In Praise of Ben Dorain is an eighteenth-century Gaelic poem about a West Highland mountain and its herd of red deer. The work below combines an original translation of Macintyre’s… Continue reading

TSUNAMI – A SHORT STORY BY MARK MULHOLLAND

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With a hurried punched march she pushes through slanted rain. She leans over her short legs as this might speed her arrival whilst holding off the weather. She glances across the street where… Continue reading

NEW POETRY – AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2019 SELECTION: ROBIN LEIPER, PIPPA LITTLE, LEELA SOMA, TERENCE JOHN, AND STEPHEN KEELER

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ROBIN LEIPER is a psychotherapist living in Scotland and South Africa and trying to write in the spaces between them. He has been published here and there. PIPPA LITTLE is from St. Andrews… Continue reading

AN EXCLUSIVE EXTRACT FROM Æther: AN OUT-OF-BODY LYRIC – BY CATHERINE GRAHAM

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Please click here for an exclusive extract from Catherine Graham’s forthcoming collection Aether: an out-of-body lyric. A review of Graham’s 2017 collection ‘The Celery Forest’ can be found HERE and a poetry sampler… Continue reading