David Martin


Tar Swan forthcoming from NeWest Press (2018)

Poems in Journals and Magazines

“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

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:

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)


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

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