News . . .
Martyn’s most recent publications are:
Cargo of Limbs (Hercules Editions, 2019): poems by Martyn Crucefix; images by Amel el Zakout; essay by Choman Hardi. Blurb: Martyn Crucefix’s Cargo of Limbs is a “brilliant revision” (Choman Hardi) of lines from Book Six of Virgil’s Aeneid. . . . . “Martyn Crucefix knows in his bones that “what / happens is what’s true” and his liquid, propulsive poem records, like the accompanying photographs by Syrian artist Amel el Zakout, the horrible adventure of survival. Cargo of Limbs sees or struggles to see; it is a lament and a rebuke, a concise saga of our savage time” – Dan O’Brien
These Numbered Days, poems by Peter Huchel, tr. Martyn Crucefix (Shearsman Books, 2019). Blurb: Joseph Brodsky hailed Peter Huchel as one of the finest poets of the last century. In Iain Galbraith’s view, “lifted out of the schismatic currents of the Cold War era by Martyn Crucefix’s supple and arrestingly sensual translations, Huchel surprises us as a fresh and startling voice for our own numbered days”.
Up-coming Events . . .
- Saturday September 28th: Martyn will be talking about the poetry of Robert Frost at Palmers Green Library, Broomfield Lane, Palmers Green, London N13 4EY. Entry £3. (£2 conc). Plus readings by Mark Holihan and Denise Saul. 1-30pm – 4pm.
- Saturday 5th October: Martyn will be reading for Agenda Poetry Magazine at the Art Worker’s Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1. 7pm for 7-30pm. Reading with Patricia McCarthy, Hilary Davies, John Greening, Caroline Maldonado, Abegail Morley and Timothy Ades. Entry: £5.
- Sunday 20th October: Martyn will be reading alongside Joan Michelson at Torriano Poetry, 99, Torriano Ave., Kentish Town, London NW5 2RX. 7.30pm. Entry: £5/£4 conc.
- Friday 29th November: Martyn will be reading for Hercules Editions at the Chener Bookshop, 14 Lordship Lane, Dulwich SE22 8HN. Reading with Jaqueline Saphra and Sophie Herxheimer.
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.