It’s that time of year again, when I interrupt our regular schedule with an advert for the latest issue of Magma Poetry.
Magma 40 has been guest-edited for us by Roddy Lumsden, one of the leading lights of the UK poetry scene. Roddy is well-known for mentoring younger poets and has taken the opportunity to showcase the work of writers in their teens and early twenties alongside more established poets. Many of the poets have responded to Roddy’s invitation to write on the theme of ‘passions and obsessions’ – you can read a selection of the poems and articles on the Magma website, with plenty more in the print edition, which is available to buy online.
The launch reading will be on Monday 3rd March, at the Troubadour in Earls Court. The headline poets are Matthew Caley and Martina Evans. I reviewed Matthew’s latest collection The Scene of My Former Triumph – it’s a stunning book so I’m really looking forward to hearing him read from it. Hope to see you there.
If you’d like to know more about Roddy Lumsden’s poetry, you could do worse than read my review of his selected poems from Magma 31.
Disclosure: I’m on the editorial board of Magma Poetry.