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

Sunday 22nd April, 19:00

Martyn Crucefix will be reading from his seventh collection, The Lovely Disciples (Seren 2017). Martyn has won numerous prizes including a major Eric Gregory award and a Hawthornden Fellowship . His work has been described as ‘superbly intelligent, urgent, heartfelt, controlled and masterful’ by Poetry London. The Lovely Disciplines  steps straight into a contemporary world where cursors blink, people Skype, consult Google Street View and make erotically-charged visits to the opticians. Acuteness of observation is one of the ‘lovely disciplines’ in this beautifully accomplished book. Martyn...