Exact Editions is delighted to announce individual and institutional subscribers to Magma Poetry can now access the full archive of back issues going back to its very first issue published in March 1994. The full digital archive spans over 25 years and includes 80 issues to browse. 

Published three times a year in the spring, summer and winter, Magma Poetry is a unique kind of poetry magazine. One of the magazine’s big points of difference is that they do not have a single editor but rather value a richer mix of voices, attitudes, ideas and opinions. Every issue of Magma Poetry has a different editor, either members of their board or a prominent poet acting as a guest editor, providing a fresh eye in each issue which gives the magazine its unique variety.

Magma Poetry publishes outstanding poems by new, emerging and established writers together with reviews and thought-provoking articles about poetry. Over the years, the magazine has championed writers like Seamus Heaney, Don Paterson, Sean O’Brien, Alice Oswald, Al Alvarez, Wendy Cope, George Szirtes, Gillian Clarke, John Burnside and Mark Doty. Magma Poetry has also showcased more experimental poets like Tom Chivers, S. J. Fowler and Keston Sutherland.

Each new and back issue of Magma Poetry includes a surprising variety of content from prose features, articles as well as reviews, highlights of the work of up-and-coming poets with a selection of their work, and advice on writing from established poets.

With a subscription to Magma Poetry, readers will discover a range of features including:

  • Fully searchable back issues.
  • Syncing issues for offline reading.
  • Cross-platform availability across web, iOS and Android devices.
  • A clean, high-quality interface faithful to the print edition.
  • New issue notifications alerting readers to the availability of the next issue.

Subscribers will now have access to the full archive of Magma Poetry, where any keyword can be be searched across a single issue, year, decade or across the entire archive at a click of a button, making this an excellent resource for anyone with a passion for poetry. 

For institutions interested in requesting a free trial of the Magma Poetry, please click here.

Individuals can purchase an annual or quarterly subscription by clicking here.