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Martyn Crucefix

Posted: 20th May 2015

We are very proud at Brampton of all our teachers. This is a spotlight on Martyn, Head of English and published poet, translator and reviewer.

He has won numerous prizes including a major Eric Gregory award and a Hawthornden Fellowship.

He has published 5 collections of poetry, the latest, Hurt, was published by Enitharmon in 2010.

His translation of Rilke’s Duino Elegies in 2006, shortlisted for the Popescu Prize for European Poetry Translation and hailed as “unlikely to be bettered for very many years” (Magma). His new translation of Rilke’s Sonnets to Orpheus appeared in 2012.

Martyn has a successful blog including posts on Ted Hughes, whose work is covered in next years A level English syllabus.

You can find his blog at and more about the English department at Brampton College here.

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