David Martin works as a literacy instructor in Calgary and as an organizer for the Single Onion Poetry Series. His poetry has been awarded the CBC Poetry Prize and shortlisted for the Vallum Award for Poetry and PRISM international’s poetry contest. David’s work has appeared in journals and magazines such as The Malahat Review, The Fiddlehead, Grain, Event, CV2, and Alberta Views. His first collection of poems, Tar Swan, was published by NeWest Press in the spring of 2018. Tar Swan is a finalist for the Raymond Souster Award from the League of Canadian Poets and the City of Calgary W. O. Mitchell Book Prize.