Welcome to the website of Martyn Crucefix.
Martyn’s sequence of 29 poems in the lead-up to Brexit (whatever that will look like) is currently being posted daily. Start reading here.
Martyn’s next publication will be with Hercules Editions in Autumn 2019. Cargo of Limbs will be a collaborative work with Syrian-born artist, Issam Kourbaj. The text is a version of part of Book VI of The Aeneid and explores the plight of refugees crossing the Mediterranean.
Martyn’s most recent full collection of poetry is The Lovely Disciplines (Seren Books, 2017). Details and reviews can be found here. An interview with Martyn recently appeared in South Bank Poetry. Listen to Martyn read three poems on the Poetic Voices website.
Other publications: Guillemot Press published O. at the Edge of the Gorge, with images by Phyllida Bluemel. 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 very limited edition from Sam Riviere’s If a Leaf Falls Press, a 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.