Just sharing with you the news that poet Martyn Crucefix is going to be posting a poem a day on his blog, starting on March 1st and ending on March 29th – the day when the UK is supposed to be leaving the EU.
Martyn writes that this sequence of new poems “has been written to respond to the historical moment in this most disunited of kingdoms” and that “the underlying belief (he is) expressing (in these poems) is that bridges need building.”
The working title for the sequence is Works and Days of Division
Martyn goes on to say “The working title for the sequence is Works and Days of Division – it opens somewhere near Threadneedle Street, not far from a child’s brightly coloured picture book, and roams the UK, talking, shopping, walking, driving, through earth and air, water and fire, in sickness and in health, to end with a death of sorts on a certain lake shore in the northwest of England.”
The central, pivotal poem has already been published by New Boots and Pantisocracies and can be read here. Martyn writes “The poem is an abecedary, wishing to encompass everything from a-z, but wondering why nothing connects anymore.”