The Ambit quarterly of Poems, Stories and Art was (anti) established in 1959 by Dr Martin Bax to expand on the times. Editors including JG Ballard, Carol Ann Duffy and Eduardo Paolozzi have published early work of many admired names, including David Hockney, William S Burroughs, Stevie Smith and Linton Kwesi Johnson.

AMBIT is now edited by Kirsty Allison

Fiction Editor
Kate Pemberton

Poetry Co-Editors
Romalyn Ante and Kostya Tsolakis

Illustration Editor
Mireille Fauchon

Production Editor
Mike Smith


Online editorial
Gordon Roland Peden (archive images)
Philip Smith

Finance & Subscriptions
Alex Abery

For Advertising Enquiries
Renata Lopes
Charlotte Agace

Editor Emeritus
Dr Martin Bax, Briony Bax

Contributing Editors
Shanta Acharya, Liz Berry, Fred D’Aguiar, Tony Dash, Richard Dyer, Travis Elborough, Helen Gordon, Maryam Hessavi, Gboyega Odubanjo, Declan Ryan, George Szirtes and 

The magazine is designed by
Stephen Barrett

Board of Trustees
Tim Bax (Chair), Briony Bax, Simon Bax, Charles MacKinnon and Jane Moore

AMBIT is a registered charity in the UK, number 1151183

AMBIT is printed by The Lavenham Press using vegetable inks. Lavenham has worked with Ambit since 1960, and is one of the greenest printers in Britain
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Current edition:
AMBIT POP Issue 243
April 30 2021
ISSN 0002-6972
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