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A Madder Ghost Martyn Crucefix

A Madder Ghost

Martyn Crucefix

Published September 1st 1997
ISBN : 9781900564106
Paperback
80 pages
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A madder ghost haunts us all – in our resemblance to earlier generations, in the eagerly looked-for features of the newly-born. In Martyn Crucefix’s startlingly original new book, this apparition is at moments glimpsed as a solitary wanderer, atMoreA madder ghost haunts us all – in our resemblance to earlier generations, in the eagerly looked-for features of the newly-born. In Martyn Crucefix’s startlingly original new book, this apparition is at moments glimpsed as a solitary wanderer, at others, a figure of confidence, proclaiming something akin to Shelley’s Romantic madness that nothing in the world is single. By turns shocking, honest, extraordinarily tender, separate poems are built, through a deft and exciting narrative control to sequences concerning the birth of a child, the illness of a father and a dramatic meditation on the author’s own ancestry of persecution and exile.