Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

MA Creative Writing student, Claire Cox, has poem shortlisted for publication by Magma Poetry Magazine

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Claire Cox, former Creative Writing student, and Research Manager for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, has her poem, Grandmother's Garden Quilt, shortlisted for publication by Magma Poetry magazine. The issue, complied by guest editor Ian McEwen and due out in November 2013, is based on the theme The Shape of the Poem and features concrete poetry, where the appearance of the text is integral to the poem's meaning. Claire's poem is in the shape of a patchwork quilt. Each hexagon contains a snippet; a memory of friends, marriage, the making of an unfinished quilt which, when pieced together, evoke the fragmentary nature of life and our often indirect journey through it. Magma makes a point of including unknown poets alongside known names, and has published Seamus Heaney, Don Paterson, Sean O’Brien, Alice Oswald, Al Alvarez, Wendy Cope, George Szirtes, Gillian Clarke and John Burnside among many others. She will hear in September if she is successful.