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East Finchley’s thought-provoking poetry magazine

David Floyd on the latest issue of N2 Poetry Magazine

The cover of N2 Poetry Magazine - issue 10

An East Finchley-based poetry magazine has published its tenth issue featuring the work of local poets alongside contributors from across the world.

N2 Poetry Magazine, which was founded in 2011 by local poets Dennis Evans, Shereen Abdallah and Jean Wallis, says it “aims to publish interesting, thought-provoking, and accessible poetry” in its once-a-year issues. 

Issue 10, which features poems by 25 different poets, was launched at a reading at the end of October at Pond Square Chapel in Highgate with poets included in the magazine invited to read their work. 

In her editorial for Issue 10 Shereen, who is now the magazine’s managing editor, says: “Over the last ten issues, we have lost good friends, made new ones, and withstood a global pandemic. Through it all poetry has remained the golden thread holding us together.”

Contributors to the current issue include long-term residents of East Finchley and the surrounding area, as well as poets based in Wales and Saudi Arabia amongst others. 

The featured poems cover a wide range of subjects ranging from loss of family members to the natural world to the Windrush scandal, in a variety of different poetic styles. The range and accessibility of the poems means most readers are likely to find several that resonate with them and some may be inspired to write their own poems as a result. 

Issue 10 of the magazine is currently available to buy for £5 plus postage. Please email [email protected] to order a copy.

If you are interested in submitting your poetry to the next issue of the magazine, submissions of a maximum of fours poems should (preferably) be submitted by email to [email protected] 

If you are not able to send via email, you can post poems (typed, on white A4 paper) to: Shereen Abdallah, Managing Editor, N2 Poetry, 3 Leslie Road, London, N2 8BN with a covering letter and stamped addressed envelope. 

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