SANCTUARY by Martyn Halsall
Pub Canterbury Press ISBN 9781848256750
The poems in SANCTUARY were written during a year in which Martyn Halsall was poet in residence at Carlisle Cathedral. They are all rooted in the cathedral and its day to day events and the people who visit. Halsall writes from a insightful understanding of what is happening and presents a spiritual awareness alongside worldly secular view of the Cathedral and its place in the world. In these poems he reveals the Cathedral as a place of relevance, beauty and history.
(Jim Bennett, Poetry Kit)
Outstanding poems for me – Fag Break, Congregation, Wing