Martin is at home on stage at Stanza International Poetry Festival, Latitude, Book Slam, Bang Said the Gun, a pub, a Tank Festival!, compering Cafe Writers, touring India for the British Council or at a conference for Looked-After Children.
As you can see dates are few at present – sigh – see you on the other side!
He often double-bills with his wife, the talented Bloodaxe Poet Helen Ivory.
Eleanor Hooker, Dromineer Literary Festival
|The Poets of Christmas Past, with Candlestick Press (online)||On Line||05 December 2020||7pm|
|Poet’s Café with Helen Ivory||South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU||08 January 2021||8pm|
“a revelation – funny, sharp and on top form.”
Robert McCrum, The Observer
“Martin Figura’s luminous reading made the audience hold their breath as he read from a new collection rich in warmth and pathos. Strongly recommended.”
Caroline Gilfillan – Poetry-next-the-Sea
“Martin Figura’s poems are sharp and funny. One of the best performing poets on the circuit. Has never disappointed when I’ve booked him for festivals and club gigs.”
“I didn’t think old people could be funny, you were really really funny.”
Ten-year-old boy Port Eliot Festival 2017
“Pitch perfect, he knows his lines and knows how to deliver them. You will be entertained and moved in equal measure.”
“Martin is a word-storming, crowd-warming, poetry-performing delight. He’s an engaging act, with witty and poignant poems interlinked by charming chat. Martin brings a positive and lively energy to the stage, with his work readily connecting to an audience that he brings on-board in his own personable style. Fantastic.” Dan Simpson
“How brilliant was Martin Figura at BANG tonight? He was one zillion out of ten brilliant and we loved it. “
“I can see why you gave up photography”
“Thank you for a marvelous reading. My feeling that you should read last was exactly right!”
Anne-Marie Fyfe, Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour