Last summer I had the pleasure of meeting Machi Tawara when she visited the UK to read at the Ledbury Festival. She kindly gave us a copy of her latest book Mount Fuji Tanka Calendar – a collection of tanka for children and adults, with illustrations of Mount Fuji by U.G. Sato. From the publisher’s […]
Machi Tawara at Ledbury Festival
When I edited Magma 34 I was thrilled to publish the first translations in the UK of tanka by Machi Tawara. Tawara is a superstar in her native Japan – her first book, Salad Anniversary, sold over 2.5 million copies and she’s a familiar face to TV audiences as well as poetry readers. This Sunday […]
Magma 34 Audio Edition on the Poetry Library Website
I‘m delighted to say the Poetry Library has recorded an audio edition of Magma 34, which I edited. This means that their online magazine archive includes recordings of many of the poets featured in the magazine, as well as the text of most of the edition. Audio recordings are a new initiative for the Poetry […]
Magma 34 out now!
I’m delighted to announce that issue 34 of Magma poetry magazine, which I edited, is now available. You can read a selection of the magazine’s contents on the Magma website. Poets featured in Magma 34 include Mimi Khalvati, Maurice Riordan, Myra Schneider, Catherine Smith, Tim Turnbull, Susan Wicks and Lorraine Mariner. For our regular Presiding […]