Reading at the Magma 55 Launch – Monday 25 February

by Mark McGuinness on 21 February, 2013

My poem ‘The Future’ is published in issue 55 of Magma Poetry, out now.

I’ll be reading it at the launch next Monday 25th February, at The Troubadour, with other readers including Penelope Shuttle and Clare Pollard.

Tim Kindberg and Karen McCarthy Woolf have a great theme for the issue – The Soul and the Machine – which Tim elaborates on in this piece about Machinery and the imagination.

My poem is partly inspired by William Gibson’s remark “the future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed”. I’m particularly pleased to place ‘The Future’ in this issue of Magma, as the theme feels like a perfect fit.

Lots of great things in the issue, as usual, including Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s favourite poem, and a thought-provoking interview with Mimi Khalvati about the relationship between form and intuition.

You can sample Magma 55 and pick up a copy here. Let me know if you’re coming to the reading on Monday, it would be great to say hi.

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Roy Marshall February 26, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Hi Mark, good to meet you.I enjoyed our brief chat and the large glass of red will linger in my memory. I would very much like to post your Magma poem on my Favourite Poem of the week page. Please get in touch if you are interested. Best wishes
Roy

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Mark McGuinness July 5, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Likewise, great to meet you Roy!

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