David Martin:


Tar Swan, NeWest Press (April, 2018)

Poems in Journals and Magazines (highlights):

“Plastiglomerate” in The Goose (Issue 1, Vol. 18)  (2020)

“Canals of Mars” in Canadian Literature (Issue 239)  (2020)

“Triangle Zone” and “PricewaterhouseCoopers” in filling Station (Issue 72) (2019)

“Stampede Homestretch,” and “David’s Ankles” in FreeFall (Issue 29, Vol. 1) (2019)

“Loess” and “Grassi Lakes” in antilang. (no. 2) (2018)

“Turner Valley Formation,” “Nicolas Steno,” and “Feats” in The Malahat Review (201) (2017)

“Dregs” in The Malahat Review (196) (2016)

“Tar Swan” in enROUTE magazine (October issue) (2014)

“Work” in the The Fiddlehead (254) (2013)

“Teasing Sandy Scum the Old Man Loves” in CV2 (35.1) (2012)

“Searching for Elephant Pools” in Alberta Views (July/August issue) (2012)

“Jacks,” “Henry Kelsey,” “Elephant Pools,” “Prospectus” in The Malahat Review (179) (2012)

“Misericordia Hospital, 3 a.m.” in FreeFall Magazine (2011)

“Premier Pound” and “Playa Manzanillo” in Wax Poetry and Art Magazine (5) (2011)

“Under Tintern Toes” in filling Station (issue 48) (2010)

“Excavated: Bitumount, AB,” “Excavation #2,” and “Separation” in Grain (37.2) (2010)

“Ringo’s Mirror-Stage” in filling Station (issue 47) (2010)

“Ctesibius,” “Caesura,” “Giordano Bruno’s Shadow of Ideas,” in NōD (No. 11) (2010)

“Thanksgiving” in NōD (No. 9) (2009)

“Night Gardening” in EVENT (37.1) (2008)

“Concrete Therapy” in The Fiddlehead (233) (2007)

“Sunday in the Jardines del Real” in fait accomplit (U of A) (2006)

“Ode to Oh” and “Advice to Robert Kroetsch’s Friends” in dANDelion (30.2) (2005)

Poems in Anthologies:

“Homecoming” in Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds (Caitlin Press) (2020)

Excerpt from Tar Swan in The Goods Lands Anthology (Figure 1 Publishing) (2017)

“Tacet” and “Walking Blues” in Jane Austen Sings the Blues (U of A Press)  (2009)

Awards, Nominations, Grants, Residencies:

Shortlisted for the City of Calgary W. O. Mitchell Book Prize (2019)

Shortlisted for the Raymond Souster Award from the League of Canadian Poets (2019)

Shortlisted for the Frog Hollow Chapbook Contest (2018)

Writing Residency at the Banff Centre (2017)

Poet Laureate for the Peter Gzowski Initiative literacy fundraiser (Calgary) (2016)

Writing Residency at the Leighton Artists’ Colony, Banff Centre (2015)

Shortlist for Vallum Magazine’s poetry prize (2015)

Shortlist for PRISM international’s poetry prize (2015)

Winner of the CBC Poetry Prize (2014)

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Literary Production Grant (poetry) (2011)

Shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards (Poetry): “Bitumount Debitage” (2008)

Government of Alberta Graduate Student Scholarship (2006)

U of A’s James Patrick Folinsbee Prize in English (Creative Writing) (2005)

Readings (highlights):

Edmonton Poetry Festival, “Crow Said” series launch (2018)

WordFest (Calgary) Poetry Cabaret (2018)

Word on the Street Festival (Lethbridge) (2018)

International Festival of Authors Poet Summit Event (2014)


Master of Arts, English (creative writing thesis): University of Alberta  (2005-07)

Bachelor of Arts, Honours English: University of Calgary  (2000-04)