Magus Magnus is the author of The Re-echoes, Idylls for a Bare Stage, Heraclitean Pride, and Verb Sap. Several of his poems and an idyll have been anthologized in the 10th and 11th editions of Pearson Longman’s university-level English textbook, Literature. Magnus’ Poets Theater work has been presented in Washington D.C., Alexandria, Baltimore, New Orleans, and New York—highlights include Boog City Poetry, Music, and Theater Festival 7.0 and 7.5; two years in a row at Washington D.C.’s The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s “Happenings at the Harman” at Sidney Harman Hall; the Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival; and a “Must-See,” 5-Star, “Best of the Fringe”-rated run for the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival. His essay on the theory and technique of the Idyll, “Imagination and Performance,” appeared in Nerve Lantern 6, and this past summer he performed selections from “drone: poetic monologue for monotone” for Nerve Lantern’s “Afternoon of Sparking Poetry” at Medicine Show Theatre, NYC. Magnus was the Poets Theater curator for Boog City 8, summer 2014 in NYC, and will be a panelist/presenter for the event “Poetics Theater: A Textual and Theatrical Performance and Discussion” at AWP, spring 2015 in Minneapolis. Most recently, Magnus presented his voice composition/installation for outdoor speakers in Washington D.C.: “CANAL PARK AMOEBAEAN SINGING: Are Pastorals Idle in an Age of Corporate-Civic Structured Spaces?” More information at

Magus Magnus is a contributor to Nerve Lantern issues 6 & 9.


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