Edited by Martin Bax since 1959 and publishing everyone from B S Johnson, JG Ballard and Carol Ann Duffy to Fleur Adock, Geoff Nicholson and Jonathan Lethem, Ambit is perfect for anyone looking for lively and compelling poetry, fiction and art from a spirited mix of writers.
Featuring 96, full colour pages of prose, poetry, interviews, enticing images and new music reviews. Each copy comes paired with an exclusive, limited edition, compilation CD of rare and recent musical releases…Content:
Magpie’s cover illustrator uncovers the secrets of her symbolic world.
An excerpt of ‘Chrysalis’ by Kim Todd, which explores the life of Maria Sibylla Merian, a 17th century botanical illustrator, and her quest to uncover the mystery of metamorphosis.
The Museum of British Folklore
We speak to Simon Costin, the founder of a new museum set up to celebrate the weird and wonderful folk traditions of Britain, and ask why these still matter today.
Storm in a Teacup
Magpie speaks to Verity Flecknell, founder of London based feminist arts collective ‘Storm in a Teacup’.
Spring/Summer collection inspired by priestesses and queens from Sardinia’s primitive era. Designed and Styled by Madeleine Nie and Laura Lambroni. Shot by Ellen Rogers.
Aspects of Leonora
Charley Feltham celebrates the life and work of Leonora Carrington – one of the most daringly original, bizarre and visionary artists of the 20th century.
Stories Stitched from String
Magpie investigates a new generation of puppeteers and storytellers, including Wyrd Motion, The Little Theatre of Dolls and Monooka.
Music Reviews and Interviews
Interview with Alela Diane
Interview with Ödland
Reviews: High Wolf, Jozef Van Wissem, Infinity Room and Higuma at Cafe Oto, Lüüp, Meg Baird, Mariee Sioux, Ilya Monosov, Larkin Grimm, Julia Kent and more.
Private is an international review of photography and writing. This itinerant review has been offering its poetic and photographic journey since 1992. Private’s purpose is to offer a space for photographic creation and poetic or narrative writing. Each issue is themed.
As unique and special the scenes are that the photographers for this issue have chosen to focus on, the similarities (what we have in common, what we share) that can be found around the globe are striking.