Welcome to the website of Martyn Crucefix.
Martyn’s new full collection of poetry is called The Lovely Disciplines and was published by Seren Books in Summer 2017. Further details, including reviews of this new book can be found here. An interview with Martyn has just appeared from South Bank Poetry. Listen to Martyn read three poems on the Poetic Voices website.
Also in Autumn 2017, Guillemot Press have published O. at the Edge of the Gorge, with images by Phyllida Bluemel: “As much a celebration of vividly lived experience as daunted by the ruinous passing of time, the voice in these poems is an Orphic one. It contemplates a journey into the “depths of the gorge” and the dangers or redemption that lie there. This fourteen-poem crown of sonnets is filled with the landscape and natural history of the Marche of east Italy”. This chapbook reviewed by Helena Nelson here.
Also in Autumn 2017 Sam Riviere’s If a Leaf Falls Press have published Martyn’s short abecedary sequence, A Convoy.
Please use the menu bar above to check out further information on Martyn’s activities as poet, translator, teacher and reviewer as well as his regular blog, recently praised as “unblinking and packed with high quality material, especially his razor-sharp reviews and [. . .] unexpected perspectives on big names”. (Matthew Stewart, Rogue Strands).
For another major interview with Martyn covering topics such as getting into poetry, traditional prosody, a discussion of narrative and confessional poetry, the processes of translation and work in development: click here.