Welcome to the website of Martyn Crucefix.
Martyn’s new full collection of poetry is called The Lovely Disciplines and has just been published by Seren Books in August 2017. London launch details here. Further details about this new book can be found here. Listen to Martyn read three poems on the Poetic Voices website.
Also in Autumn 2017, Guillemot Press will publish 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”.
Also in Autumn 2017 Sam Riviere’s If a Leaf Falls Press will publish 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 a 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.