poet Martin TURNER

Martin TURNER

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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... more »

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  • Anne Leaver (9/26/2004 7:13:00 AM)

    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.

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Best Poem of Martin TURNER

Dreaming Of The Dead

From time to time the dead come
for their allotted meeting like prisoners,
jostling, and sit on the bench to wait.
The hands of the carver
recognise each face.

My father is among them.
To him I go first, assuring him
that he is always first for me,
as if he needed
this reassurance.

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