Poet's daughter takes over as editor of literary magazine Ambit

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The daughter of Adrian Mitchell, Briony Bax, is to take over as editor of the eclectic, anti-establishment, arts magazine Ambit. She succeeds Dr Martin Bax, who has been editor of the magazine for 52 years.

Briony Bax said: “Martin is going to be a hard act to follow but I’m honoured and delighted to have been asked to be his successor. I’ve been a long-time subscriber, a contributor and a fan and I am looking forward to taking Ambit back to its roots – to find new talent in poetry, short stories and art.” There are plans for more poetry readings, digital offerings, educational events and festival performances.

Ambit has featured literary pioneers such as JG Ballard, William Boroughs, Peter Porter and Adrian Henri, along with artists like Sir Peter Blake, David Hockney and Sir Eduardo Paolozzi. Martin Bax has worked as a consultant paediatrician, and edited the medical journal Developmental and Child Neurology as well as Ambit.

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Julian (Admin)

Sun 11th Aug 2013 12:36

You have a point Ann, indeed. Difficult though, in that she is Adrian Mitchell's daughter, which makes her particularly interesting insofar as she may have 'inherited' some of his skills as poet, playwright and activist.
There must be more to this story if anyone wants to research and write it, and pass to Greg for possible inclusion. I would but...

John, I hope you can back up your accusations with evidence :-)

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Ann Foxglove

Sat 10th Aug 2013 15:18

Is the heading "Poet's daughter" a bit patronising? I guess she is her own person. Or have I suddenly gone politically-correct-bonkers? (Probably!)

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John F Keane

Sun 4th Aug 2013 16:07

Not so 'anti-Establishment' as to eschew nepotism, however...!

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