Magma Poetry & Pot Luck Dinner - July 13th @ 7pm

Magma is a unique poetry magazine in that each issue has a different theme and different editors. The editorship circulates among the group that runs the magazine, with frequent guest editors. This allows us greater diversity of editorship, opportunities for mentoring new editors and publication of a very wide range of work.

Issue 86 is all about FOOD, and features poetry from many different cuisines. As such, we'd love to invite you to this special launch, hosted by guest editor Sean Wai Keung, which will also serve as a potluck meal. Feel free to bring a dish of your choosing or design: sweet, savoury or anything in-between, to add to our table. We're also going to be featuring guest contributors from the issue, including Helen Bowie and Wendelin Law, to whet your appetites for the meal.
Sean Wai Keung will be hosting. Sean is a Glasgow-based poet and performance maker whose work often uses food as a starting point to explore concepts of mixed-ness, identity and migration. His first full length poetry collection, ‘sikfan glaschu’, was published by Verve Poetry Press in April 2021 and was subsequently shortlisted for the 2022 Kavya Prize. For more information, please visit
Helen Bowie (they/she) is a writer, zine-maker, PhD student and charity worker based in Glasgow. Their debut pamphlet, WORD/PLAY was published by Beir Bua Press, and their second pamphlet Exposition Ladies, is out now with Fly On The Wall Press. Find Helen online at or on twitter @helensulis
Wendelin Law (@wendylawwrites) is a poet and writer born and raised in Hong Kong's concrete jungle. She currently lives in Edinburgh––where the rain is a constant downpour of em dashes––and sometimes, she hears Arthur’s Seat roaring like Lion Rock––an iconic mountain in Hong Kong. Her poems have appeared/ are forthcoming in Propel, Magma, Voice & Verse, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, and elsewhere. She is the 1st prize winner of the 2023 Verve Poetry Festival Competition and was shortlisted for the 2022 Magma Poetry Pamphlet Competition.
If you are unable to bring a dish please do not worry - you will be well fed. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in advance. Copies of Magma will be available on the night however it is very helpful if you can reserve your copy in advance so we know how many to order. As always tickets are free but limited so must be booked in advance.