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  • A rippling, impeccable lyricism that’s delicious to read aloud, and a down-to-earth, deadpan violence that recalls Simon Armitage… If you haven’t discovered Morgan, this weird, unsettling trip is the perfect introduction.

    Tristram Fane Saunders, Daily Telegraph *Poetry Book of the Month*
  • Startling... What it does exceptionally well is make clear what ecological catastrophe might feel like as well as look like... What a joy to read and re-read and re-read.

    Stuart Kelly, Scotland on Sunday
  • [J. O. Morgan] has quietly established himself as a gifted writer of the long poem... The Martian’s Regress is an imaginative leap… In portraying the variously hopeful, hopeless, comic and bleak ways of apparent aliens, Morgan brings us closer to ourselves.

    Ben Wilkinson, Guardian
  • The Martian’s Regress is a powerful long poem… An interesting and always accessible variation on a dystopian theme… The story remains taut and reverberates…[and] draws elements of humour even from dark places.


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