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Magma Poetry Competition
In celebration of 50 issues of Magma Poetry magazine, and in anticipation of more to come, Magma Poetry launched a new competition in June 2011.The competition has two contests and the entry period for both contests is NOW OPEN. Poems of up to 80 lines on any subject are accepted, and will be judged by George Szirtes. The competition has two contests and the entry period for both contests is NOW OPEN.

Magma Judge’s Prize (First Prize £500, Second Prize £200, Third Prize £100)

For a poem of up to 80 lines. All poems submitted will automatically be entered for the Judge’s Prize which will be judged by award-winning poet George Szirtes.

Magma Editors’ Prize (First prize £500, Second Prize £200, plus 10 Special Mentions £10 each)

This has been set up to give long-overdue recognition to short poems and is open to poems of up to 10 lines. The Magma Editors’ Prize celebrates the rotating editorship and poems of up to 10 lines will be judged by a panel of Magma Editors.
Competition deadline is 30 November 2011. To enter online, please visit www.magmapoetry.com/competition   

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Wheeler Light for 'Life Jacket'.

The runner-up is: Daniel Duffy - 'President Returns To New York For Brief First Visit'

Wheeler Light currently lives in Boulder, Colorado.



Life Jacket

summer camp shirtsI couldn’t fit in then
are half my size nowI wanted to wear
smaller and smallerarticles of clothing
I shrunk to the sizethat disappeared

of an afterthoughtin a sinking ship body
too buoyant to sinktoo waterlogged for land
I becamea dot of sand