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Author: Martin Corless-Smith

Martin Corless-Smith is an English poet and painter who lives and teaches in Boise, Idaho. His ninth collection of poems, THE MELANCHOLY OF ANATOMY, will be released in 2021 by Shearsman Books. His other recent works include THE ONGOING MYSTERY OF THE DISAPPEARING SELF (SplitLevel Texts, 2020), ODIOUS HORIZONS (Miami University Press, 2019) and THE FOOL AND THE BEE (Shearsman Books, 2019).

Bitter Green
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Bitter Green

Fence Books

Poetry. Over a stream of metaphysically gilt lyrics, Martin Corless-Smith has undertaken to limn the soul within limits of body, time, and interrelation. In conversation with classicism and location, sieving gloss and dross in easeful tune, he has w...

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English Fragments: A Brief History of the Soul
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English Fragments: A Brief History of the Soul

Fence Books

Poetry. Moving freely through poetry's pictorial fragmentariness and literal fragments of prose, with a streaming, equanimous, nondiscriminatory referentiality, Corless-Smith proposes and confers with entities in "the janus-faced doorway" of antiqui...

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The Fool and The Bee
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The Fool and The Bee

Shearsman Books

Poetry. "A masque: it's all a mask, celebrating the 'organic'...British nature (transplants to US), in layers of spring and subsequent decay, within a long cultural history and a (to middle age) lifespan, personal pain, modernization, human war, god...

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The Melancholy of Anatomy
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The Melancholy of Anatomy

Shearsman Books

Poetry. In THE MELANCHOLY OF ANATOMY, his ninth collection of poetry, Martin Corless-Smith turns his attention towards ageing and mortality, and in particular to the death of his father. Shifting between formal verse and prose, from the metaphysical...

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Nota
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Nota

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Poetry. NOTA is part travelogue and part philosophical examination. Corless-Smith here makes a compendium: layers of reference, of history, of text over text over text. Invented and real figures watch over the Self in crisis, the Self in epiphanies ...

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Odious Horizons: Some Versions of Horace
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Odious Horizons: Some Versions of Horace

Miami University Press

Poetry. ODIOUS HORIZONS ransacks and revives Horace for our contemporary world. Part translations, part re-visionings, these radical (yet often formal) lyrics offer the stoical, joyful praise for a simple life away from the insidious and toxic world...

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The ongoing mystery of the disappearing self
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The ongoing mystery of the disappearing self

SplitLevel Texts

Poetry. "A painter and poet, Corless-Smith draws upon the water table of his own gifts to preserve, destroy and create THE ONGOING MYSTERY OF THE DISAPPEARING SELF, again and again. 'Call the beautiful a surge in feeling an atmosphere a reaction a r...

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Swallows

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Swallows

Fence Books

Poetry. Martin Corless-Smith's SWALLOWS uses the metaphor of the House to explore the uncanny presence and absence of self, and world, in poetry. With embodiments ranging from the eighteenth-century inquiry into the whereabouts of the Sabine Villa-a...

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This Fatal Looking Glass
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This Fatal Looking Glass

SplitLevel Texts

Poetry. Fiction. "A man in his forties is walking along the embankment of the river Thames. He has recently abandoned his marriage and has thus imperilled his care and responsibility for his son whom he loves. He now does not know if he is experienc...

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