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Review of 'The Unreturning' from the Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship Journal.

Posted by on February 28, 2021 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)




The Unreturning by Martin Malone, Shoestring Press, 2019; paperback £10.00 ISBN 978-1-912524-20-4

by Phil Carradice

Any attempt to produce creative literature from a distance, to write imaginatively about the past - in retrospect and with a degree of hindsight - is never an easy task. Keeping the correct balance between literary statement and the history of the event you are writing about i...

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Interview for the Grierson Centre at the University of Aberdeen

Posted by on February 13, 2021 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

             Sir Herbert Grierson Centre for Textual Criticism and Comparative Literary History


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Siobhán Campbell Review of 'The Unreturning' in POETRY IRELAND REVIEW 132

Posted by on January 20, 2021 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Siobhán Campbell


Martin Malone, The Unreturning (Shoestring Press, 2019), £10


Martin Malone’s third collection, The Unreturning, is a deeply serious, yet playful meditation on the current zeitgeist, our collective myth-making and its very real consequences. The title may refer to the Wilfred Owen poem or it may refer to The Unreturnin...

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Review of 'Larksong Static: Selected Poems 2005-2020' by Siegfried Baber

Posted by on January 19, 2021 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Review: Larksong Static by Martin Malone

Nov 25

The poems of Larksong Static, Martin Malone’s superb selected verse from the last fifteen years, form an eclectic mappa mundi of love and loss, life and death, charting ‘its contours as surely / as our own’ line after line.

Through its eighty-four pages Malone is both Thomas Hardy a...

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Interview for Deuxiemepeau Poetry

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Hedgehog Poetry Press- The Minds behind the Madness

A Series of Interviews at Home with the Hoglet Poets

And so we begin…

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your ruminations and routines with us today.

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Advance review of 'Larksong Static' by Sheenagh Pugh

Posted by on October 11, 2020 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (6)

Review of Larksong Static: Selected Poems 2005-2020 by Martin Malone, pub. Hedgehog Press



Skimming the poem titles in the early part of this Selected – Barbury Castle, Red Kites at Uffington, Wood on the Downs – you might easily file Malone as a poet of place. And indeed there is a strong element of that in him, as evidenced by the incant...

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Hedgehog Poetry Interview, 19/7/2018

Posted by on February 10, 2019 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (11)

1. I genuinely loved Mr. Willett’s Summertime. I suppose the obvious question is why you decided to write about WW1 (felt able to, maybe) when it was done so well by people who were there.

I’m very glad you enjoyed it, David. And the parenthesised part of your inquiry really gets to the heart of matters, since it was the very question I asked myself at the start of the project. Th...

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Wombwell Rainbow Interviews: Martin Malone 25/11/2018

Posted by on February 10, 2019 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (2)

1. What inspired you to write poetry?

You know I really can’t recall now. Something I always say to my students is that, after painting the tally on the cave wall, I think the very next thing humans do is try to physically construct their thoughts and poetry is the readiest reckoner there is for that. I’m not trying to be glib. I think almost everyone is in love enough, or grieving a loss enough, at some point in their livesto turn to getting t...

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