Gopagilla (2012) Crystal Clear (Sold out)
‘These are poems that hold words to the light until they catch it and flash with sudden truth.’ Andrew McCulloch, Times Literary Supplement.
The Sun Bathers (2013) Shoestring Press
‘Filled with invention, exceptional skill and rueful humour ‘ Peter Carpenter, Under The Radar.
‘ Marshall’s choice of vocabulary is often superb…an ability to get the heart of the poem through image and the sparsest lines of description.’ Rosemary Badcoe, Antiphon.
‘Such writing is highly imaginative and something of a high wire act…this is a vivid collection’ Warwick Review.
‘Marshall has a fine talent for elegance and clarity. His poetry exerts a very quiet, understated spell: it keeps drawing you back.’
Five Leaves Review, Neil Fulwood.
‘A lyricism that is quite his own.’ David Cooke, The North
The Great Animator (2017) Shoestring Press
‘A modern lyricism that’s fiercely human. Top pick for 2017’ Mark Fiddes.
‘His development has been startling. The Great Animator brings us a poet in full maturity…a collection packed with terrific narratives. Marshall demonstrates the technical and thematic skills of a mature poet. He’s come to trust not just himself but his readers. The least we can do is get hold of a copy and be thankful for the generosity of his poems.’
‘ Every other line offers something in language we can revel in, smile at, whisper in pleasure as we read. Some lines feel like sonic ball-pools we can roll around in, emerging for air only as they resolve.’ Noel Williams, The North
‘This collection is muscular yet contains vulnerability.’
The Interpreter’s House, Richard Skinner
‘The hospital poems in particular are beautiful in tone and he cuts through the filmic lies associated with death and decay in these “true” poems. There’s a kind of spirituality at work in poems which reference such things as the unexpected sight of a heron on an inland housing estate and in the title poem.’ Michael Brown.
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