Martyn Crucefix

Martyn Crucefix has won numerous prizes including a major Eric Gregory award and a Hawthornden Fellowship. He has published 7 collections of poetry including Hurt (Enitharmon, 2010): “an exceptional ear . . . superbly intelligent . . . urgent, heartfelt, controlled and masterful.” (Kathryn Maris, Poetry London). His translation of Rilke’s Duino Elegies (Enitharmon, 2006) was shortlisted for the Popescu Prize for European Poetry Translation and hailed as “unlikely to be bettered for very many years” (Magma). His translation of Rilke’s The Sonnets to Orpheus appeared from Enitharmon in 2012. His translations of Rainer Maria Rilke and the Daodejing, appeared in 2016.

Martyn’s new collection, The Lovely Disciplines, has recently been published by Seren (July 2017).


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Author Events

Saturday 21st October, 19:00

Martyn Crucefix will be reading from his seventh full collection, The Lovely Disciplines.  Come just for the reading or stay longer and relax with friends, old or new at the Festival Supper. Tickets for the reading only are £7.50. Tickets for the  Supper are £35.00 which includes a welcoming drink, the reading, and a three course dinner with coffee and wine. For further information and to book visit the Festival website: