Raised in Post-War plenty, I could hear the chains of concentration camps rattling somewhere close by; but we children of the earnest fifties were soon etched by the permissions of 1965-1975; when these unwelcome hallucinations faded, so did many other false values; but patiently, like grass growing under a still-burning city, a Christian Taoist existentialism came to redeem an otherwise trite life.

After a psychology degree at Exeter University, I trained as a teacher and, in Scotland, as an educational psychologist. In psychology I have edited, authored and co-authored four books, including Psychological Assessment of Dyslexia (Whurr,1997) and Dyslexia Guidance (with Philippa Bodien: nferNelson,2007) , as well as numerous chapters and articles.

As regards poetry – always a longer purpose - in 1992 I published Trespasses with Faber and Faber and in 2006 The Deer of Tamniès with PublishAmerica. My wife, a friend and I published translations from the modern Persian during the 1980s. Both poetry and translations have won prizes.

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Martin TURNER Poems

Atlantic Memoir

Night comes and the clenching of teeth.... more »

A Kick Of Light

I am Supergirl. I throw back my cape
so that you may view the bathing suit within.... more »

Lines For Alexander Blok

Bushels of light from the electric maples
float in the underpass.
Night enters the cemetery like a spade.... more »

Martin TURNER Quotes

Comments about Martin TURNER

Anne Leaver 26 Sep 2004 07:13
Hi Martin I guess we all got 'edited' - always an opportunity for growth, I say! I'm glad to see your work back here, too. Will spend time reading through this week.