A poet-translator reads with a poet on the 2015 T.S. Eliot shortlist in our Saturday morning Border Crossings. Martyn Crucefix has published seven collections of poetry, including recently A Hatfield Mass (Worple Press, 2014), a collection exploring the journey from innocence to experience. He is also acclaimed for his translations, with his translation of Rilke's elegies shortlisted for the Popescu Prize for European Poetry Translation in 2006.
Tracey Herd's most recent collection Not in This World (Bloodaxe, 2015) is inspired by the late actress Elizabeth Hartman’s lifelong struggle with mental illness. The collection is a Poetry Book Society Choice and was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Tracey Herd has won various awards, including an Eric Gregory Award in 1993 and a Creative Scotland Bursary in 2004.