For the last 25 years Magma has built a reputation for being an exciting part of the UK poetry world. They draw in a range of poets and readers from around the world.
At this special event, we celebrate the launch of the latest issue of Magma titled Resistencia. The issue celebrates poetry influenced by the passion, politics and power of Latin American culture. Resistencia features Latin American poets living in Latin America. It also includes poets who have settled in North America (US Latinx) and those who have made the UK their home (British Latinx). The issue also features poets from the Caribbean, Africa and Korea. All of these poets are inspired by Latin American culture as a whole.
Editors Nathalie Teitler and Leonardo Boix will present the issue, followed by readings by poets contributors.
Leo Boix is a Latinx bilingual poet. He is a fellow of The Complete Works Program, and co-director of Invisible Presence. Boix is the recipient of the Keats-Shelley Prize 2019.
Poet and director Caleb Femi has written and directed short films commissioned by the BBC and Channel 4. Between 2016 and 2018, Caleb was the Young People’s Laureate for London.
Poet Yomi Sode was selected as 1 of 10 poets to join The Complete Works in 2016 and he was awarded the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship in 2019. His one-man show COAT premiered in 2017 at The Roundhouse.
Juana Adcock’s poetry collection, Manca, was named by Reforma as one of the best books published in 2014. In 2016 she was named one of the ‘Ten New Voices from Europe’ by Literature Across Frontiers. Her English-language debut, Split was awarded the Poetry Book Society Choice.
Maia Elsner is a British-Mexican writer, who began writing poetry while studying migration and diaspora as a Henry Fellow at Harvard University. Her work has appeared in The Ekphrastic Review and Colorado Review.
Pascale Petit’s Tiger Girl, won a Royal Society of Literature ‘Literature Matters’ award. Her collection Mama Amazonica, won the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize, a Poetry Book Society Choice. Four of Pascale’s earlier collections were shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize.