Magma #84: Physics

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Physics tells us that atoms are excited by heat, light, and electricity. My frenzied, feverish thanks go to co-editors Susannah Hart and Stav Poleg for taking my poem ‘Lesson 3: Birthday’, for Magma‘s issue #84: Physics.

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New Writing Scotland #40


New Writing Scotland 40 is out and I’m grateful to the editors Rachelle Atalla [@rachelle_ata] and Marjorie Lotfi [@marjorielotfi] for including a poem of mine. It sits alongside work by writers such as Karen Elizabeth Bishop [@ke_bishop], Lynn Davidson [@LynnDavidson8] and Roshni Gallagher [@roshnigallagher]. You can buy a copy here:, and read the editorial here:


The Interpreter’s House #77

I’m delighted to see my poem ‘#93: Fly‘ in issue 77 of The Interpreter’s House.

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There’s fabulous work here, including poems by Shannon Fox (‘there are too many poems set in a supermarket’); Tess Jolly (‘the cells in Sara’s house blossom into light, // beguiling the children she knows are watching / from the woods where I once huddled’); Rosamund Taylor (‘the fields stretched ahead / wet enough to swim in’). @tess_jolly /

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Georgi Gill, the editor, has suggested that any donation to this issue would be better given to organisations helping Ukrainian victims in their time of need and support. She has named two who might worthy of your time and money. Thank you.

The Red Cross

DEC (Disaster’s Emergency Committee)