Events and New Work

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Martyn has been interviewed by William Oxley in Acumen Magazine No. 83 (September 2015).Topics covered include getting into poetry, traditional prosody, a discussion of narrative and confessional poetry, the processes of translation, work in development.

  • Publication date for Martyn’s new poetry collection called The Lovely Disciplines (Seren Books , 2017) is 31st July 2017. The London launch reading will be on Monday 18th September at the newly refurbished Poetry Café at 22 Betterton Street.  Come for a drink at 7pm and a reading from the book at 7.30pm.
  • During 2017, Guillemot Press will publish, O. at the Edge of the Gorge, Martyn’s new sequence – a crown of 14 sonnets filled with the landscape and natural history of the Marche region of eastern Italy.
  • Martyn will be reading from The Lovely Disciplines (Seren Books , 2017) on Wednesday 20th September 2017 at the Ouse Muse reading series, organised by Ian McEwen in Bedford.
  • Martyn will be giving a talk about the poetry of Edward Thomas at Palmers Green Library N13 4EY at 2.30pm on Saturday 30th September 2017 (for National Poetry Day)
  • Martyn will be reading (briefly at around 6.30pm) on Sunday 1st October 2017 with many other poets in a Poem-a-Thon in support of the Enfield Refugee Welcome fund, at the Dugdale Centre, 39 London Road, EN2 6DS.
  • Martyn will be reading at 7.30pm on Saturday 7th October with Mona Arshi, Julian Stannard, Caroline Gilfillan and Rishi Dastidar at the Discovery Centre, Winchester (‘UK-India Festival of Words’)
  • Martyn will be appearing at the 2017 Torbay Festival of Poetry on Saturday 21st October 2017.
  • Martyn will be reading translated work, mostly from Daodejing, at Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution on Sunday 22nd October. With Tim Ades. Details tbc. 
  • Martyn will be reading from The Lovely Disciplines (Seren Books , 2017) on Monday 20th November 2017 at Toppings Bookshop, Bath.
  • Martyn will be leading an ekphrastic writing workshop at the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery and at the Richard Jefferies Museum and giving a reading on Sunday 11th March 2018.
  • Martyn will be reading new work on Monday 19th March 2018 at The Brioche Café, 238 West End Lane, London NW6 1LG – details tbc
  • Martyn will be reading new poems at the Palmers Green Poetry on 21st April 2018



Martyn has two poems in response to listening to music in the anthology Accompanied Voices: Poets on Composers – From Thomas Tallis to Arvo Part, edited by John Greening. Published by Boydell and Brewer: Click Here.

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