Saturday, 28 June 2014
Magma 59 launch
Last night saw the launch of Magma 59 at the London Review Bookshop in sunny Bloomsbury. Some fabulous poets reading their work included Abegail Morley, Susannah Hart, Carole Bromley, Fiona Moore and special guests Lorraine Mariner and Colette Bryce; so I was delighted to have been invited by co-editors Roberta James and Alex Pryce to read too. As my poem in Magma 59, 'Half Board at the Alum Sands Hotel', is set on the South Coast, I thought I'd read another coastal poem, 'The Boating Lake', first. The wine flowed and it was a thoroughly magical evening. As someone eloquently put it, "Oh my gawwwwd". There will be a second launch event, in Leicester on 17th July, which will, I'm sure, be wonderful too.