A Skeleton’s Progress
- Martin Kratz (a published student)
About the publication
A series of poems which speak of the deep-bone truths of humanity, incorporating the crafted cartilage of comedy and yet also the pointed ends of pain, is a description which could be applied to Martin Kratz’s debut pamphlet ‘A Skeleton’s Progress’.
“Skeleton Man sidles up to take his place amongst his literary forebears such as John Berryman’s Mr Bones, Ted Hughes’s Crow and Christopher Reid’s Mr Mouth, before veering off in his own direction. The world of Skeleton Man is both familiar and strange, absurd and yet recognisable. There is a dry and intelligent wit in these endlessly inventive poems which invite the reader to ask questions about the world and the knowledge we take for granted.”Kim Moore