The Ofi Press Magazine

International Poetry and Literature from Mexico City

The Ofi Press Literary Magazine Issue 50- October/November 2016


Dear Readers,

I am delighted to present issue 50 of The Ofi Press with eclectic poetry, fiction, art work, interviews and translations from all over the world. My apologies for the delay in getting the latest edition out but an unexpected change of jobs in a foreign country messed up my schedule a wee bit but it seems like things are calmer and back on track again now. Thank you for your understanding!

In this edition we have poetry from Abegail Morley (UK), K. Eltinaé (Sudan), Orla Fay (Ireland), John Hegley (UK), Terri Kirby Erickson (USA), Mike Gallagher (Ireland), Luigi Coppola (UK), Alice Kinsella (Ireland), Daniela Eugenia (Mexico) translated by Don Cellini (USA) and also poetry from Angela Readman (UK).

You will also finds reviews of books from all around the world by Edward O’Dwyer, Jenn Ashworth and Pablo Neruda by our reviewers Agnes Marton, Andrew Taylor and Eniko Jakab. We have fiction from Desiree Jung (Canada) and photography by Mark Wyatt (USA) and art by Javier Arelyss (Mexico). We also have interviews with poet Ibtisam Baraka (Palestine/USA) and photographer Mark Wyatt (USA). Our cover image is by Karenina Osnaya (Mexico). A huge thank you to all of our contributors!

In other news, our third e-publication of poetry, published by The Ofi Press and written by Fer de la Cruz, will be published in the coming weeks. The series features poetry in translation by young Mexican writers translated by Don Cellini. Watch this space for more information!

I hope you enjoy this month's reading and as ever, if you have any questions or comments, please contact us at:, follow us on twitter @theofipress or find us on facebook at “Ofi Press Mexico”.

¡Un abrazo para todos!


Jack Little- Editor

Ofi Press Poetry Nights

Thank to everyone who came along to the Ofi Press June and July poetry readings in the Condesa, Mexico City. We'll be publishing information about our next event soon. I hope that you'll be able can make it. Our forthcoming open mic nights have all been set for the third Wednesday of each month. Please check out our events page for more information!

UPDATE: We will be extending our reading series to Palma de Mallorca in Spain in the very near future. More news to follow soon!