my name is ian martin
there's a reasonably complete list of my work on my main site
you can email or tweet me
i live in ottawa


Magazines


Text

Enoch
Issue 4 - June 2015

Ygdrasil

roots , recursions , party foul  (3 poems)
November 2014

In/Words

growing pains
Issue 14.2 - January 2015

Grim , when it is too late to say no  (2 poems)
Issue 13.2 - May 2014

The Steel Chisel

driving home from london, ON
Issue 34 - January 2015

spat
Issue 2 - April 2013

Bywords

hemlock
June 2014

false appetite
January 2012


Chapbooks


CLIMBING OUT OF OTHER PEOPLES HANDS

A book about hands, dreams, and other fake things.
In/Words Press, Feb. 2016

YOU ARE A BAD PERSON

an interactive online chapbook about bad people doing bad things. bundled with CLIMBING OUT OF OTHER PEOPLES HANDS.
Self-Published, Feb. 2016



Zines


Chapbook Title Ideas

A list of possible titles for my next chapbook, with edits.
for Ottawa Zine Fair, June 2016

God vs. SJWs

A short story about the fallibility in everyone.
for Ottawa Zine-Off, April 2015

Retweeting To Make Yourself Look Good and Other Stories

A collection of poems written by assembling cutouts of twitter feeds.
for Ottawa Zine-Off, November 2014

Overstock

A collection of poems written during breaktime at an overnight stock job.
for Ottawa Zine-Off, June 2014


Readings


In/Words Reading Series

w/ Graeme O'Farrell.
Feb. 2016

VERSEFEST Volunteer Appreciation Night

Feb. 2016

In/Words Reading Series

w/ Scott Cleland.
Apr. 2015



Praise



"In Martin’s hands though, the emotionalism and the punchlines are of a piece, both ironic, both sincere... It’s a tone that’s all over Climbing Out of Other Peoples Hands — a wry, accepting sadness that understands things don’t have to be okay all the time for a person to get along... Martin’s Climbing Out of Other Peoples Hands is a very promising first collection"
JM Francheteau

"This is why local poet Ian Martin is one of the most interesting writers attending The Reading Series; not only is Martin writing tight, image-driven poetry, but he also seems to continue experimenting..."
Chris Johnson