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chapbooks

2018

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO KEEP THIS UP FOREVER

a chapbook about unglamourous existing and being bad at sex. published by AngelHousePress.

The reviews are in:

"This is an unfailingly clever collection, and maybe all (or partly) in jest or an experiment. If so, Martin plays the role of malcontent well. Read this to feel better about your own life."  —Scott Bryson, Broken Pencil Magazine

"...there’s an immediacy to Martin’s short pieces, as well as a rush to his prose; one that manages a speed without tripping, and a rush without obscuring meaning or purpose."  —rob mclennan

buy: [ SOLD OUT ]

PLACES TO HIDE

a chapbook about recursion, symbolism, and carving out space. published by Coven Editions.

buy: [ here ]

2016

CLIMBING OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S HANDS

poems & stories about hands, dreams, and other fake things. published by In/Words Press.

The reviews are in:

"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 [the chapbook]—a wry, accepting sadness that understands things don’t have to be okay all the time for a person to get along... a very promising first collection."
  —JM Francheteau

YOU ARE A BAD PERSON

an interactive online chapbook about bad people. self-published.

read: [ here ]



published work

2019

dec
2019

"IN A WORD"

published by paintbucket.page.

read: [ here ]

oct
2019

"history"

published by small poems 🍓.

read: [ here ]

oct
2019

"THE UNIVERSAL EXPERIENCE"

published as a Tuesday poem on the DUSIE blog.

read: [ here ]

jul
2019

"To All The Boys I've Blocked on Social Media"

published in issue 5 of G U E S T.

read: [ here ]

jul
2019

"pornographic" and "RE: CALLUSING"

published in issue 2 of BAD DOG.

read: [ here ]

jun
2019

"Who is Ian Martin?"

published in issue 2 of ➰➰➰.

read: [ here ]

may
2019

I WANT TO BE PERFECT AND IN LOVE FOREVER

a self-published piece. each paragraph was generated by entering the prompt “I want to be perfect and in love forever.” into Adam King's Talk to Transformer.

read: [ here ]

apr
2019

"A PAINTING OF A CLOWN THAT ISN'T SAD ANYMORE ($5)", "jitters", and "pity dig"

published in issue 2 of talking about strawberries all of the time.

read: [ here ]

apr
2019

"UNLOCKED: Spell of Rejuvenation"

published on the Chaudiere Books blog for National Poetry Month.

read: [ here ]

mar
2019

"ONE DAY I WILL BE NAKED ON THE COVER OF A MAGAZINE"

published on the Train: a poetry journal blog.

read: [ here ]

jan
2019

"AS A PROFESSIONAL TWERP/GARDENER" and "drool"

published in Train: a journal of prose poems.

jan
2019

"to find a new stability"

published in Half a Grapefruit Magazine.

read: [ here ]

2018

nov
2018

"withdrawal / withdrawing", "to disappear", "meeting an older version of myself in a dream", "aubade for baron", and "the 'you' in breakup songs"

published in where is the river issue eight.

read: [ here ]

mar
2018

"a fear of fireworks"

published in Plenitude Magazine.

read: [ here ]

may
2018

"what i learned from the field behind my house"

published in Bad Nudes Issue 3.2.

read: [ here ]

jan
2018

"why are there so many missed connections in dollar stores" and "i am going to be strong and good if it kills me"

published in Pretty Owl Poetry - Winter 2018.

read: [ here ]

2017

nov
2017

"RE: COMMITMENT"

a broadside published by coven editions.

may
2017

"deep dream"

published in rout/e.

locate: [ here ]

mar
2017

"mensch"

published in the lorem ipsum issue of In/Words.

nov
2017

"let me be unhappy in peace"

published in indistinguishable.

mar
2017

"pods"

published in Absolutely Orbital: Issue 1.

read: [ here ]

mar
2017

"THE FUNNY THING ABOUT PATTERNS IS THAT ALL OF THEM CAN BE FOUND"

published in 30 under 30: A collection of Canadian millennial poets (In/Words Press).

2016

jun
2016

"How to make mushroom gravy"

published in L’dor vador: A collection of poems inspired by other people’s recipes (shreeking violet press).

buy: [ here ]

feb
2016

"night shift"

a broadside published by in/words.

may
2016

"blythe"

published in Absolutely Orbital: Issue 0.

read: [ here ]

2015

dec
2015

"echoes"

published in In/Words.

read: [ here ]

jan
2015

"driving home from london, ontario"

published in The Steel Chisel.

read: [ here ]

jun
2015

"enoch"

published in text lit mag.

read: [ here ]

jan
2015

"growing pains"

published in In/Words.

2012-2014

nov
2014

"roots", "recursions", and "party foul"

published in Ygdrasil.

read: [ here ]

may
2014

"grim" and "when it is too late to say 'no'"

published in In/Words.

read: [ here ]

jan
2012

"false appetite"

published in Bywords.

jun
2014

"hemlock"

published in Bywords.

read: [ here ]

apr
2013

"spat"

published in The Steel Chisel.

read: [ here ]



awards

2018

"why are there so many missed connections in dollar stores" - nominated for Sundress Publications's 2018 Best of the Net Anthology.

see: [ here ]

2014

"apotropaic" - shortlisted for Arc Magazine's 2014 Poem of the Year contest.



interviews

mar
2019

An interview for the Train: a poetry journal blog

read: [ here ]

feb
2017

An interview for the small machine talks podcast

read: [ here ]



workshops

oct
2017

Tree Reading Series - "The Poetics of Play: How Games and Poems Intersect" at Black Squirrel Books.

see: [ event ]



readings

jan
2019

blUe mOndays - at Café Nostalgica w/ Ugly Duckling. [ event ]

june
2018

the small press book fair pre-fair reading - at The Carleton Tavern w/ David Alexander, Kate Siklosi, Stan Rogal, Bruce Geddes, and Manahil Bandukwala.
[ event ]

nov
2017

In/Words Issue 17.1 Launch - at Fox and Feather with Conyer Clayton, Amanda Earl, and Colin Mylrea.
[ event ]

may
2017

CSArt Ottawa - at Great Canadian Theatre Company with other rout/e contributors.

mar
2017

In/Words Reading Series - at Clocktower Brew Pub with Jessica Bebenek. [ event ]

nov
2016

CUAG Fall Art Party - 7pm at Carleton University Art Gallery with Dana Carly Andrews. [ event ]

feb
2016

In/Words Reading Series - at Clocktower Brew Pub with Graeme O'Farrell. [ event ]

apr
2015

In/Words Reading Series - at Clocktower Brew Pub with Scott Cleland. [ event ]

dec
2018

Tree Reading Series presents: Hot Ottawa Voices 2018 - at Happy Goat Coffee Company w/ Leah Maclean-Evans and Manahil Bandukwala. [ event ]

feb
2018

Coven Editions Launch Party - at Bar Robo w/ Manahil Bandukwala and Conyer Clayton. [ event ]

oct
2017

Facilitate - at No One Writes to the Colonel w/ Myer Mendelson. [ event ]

april
2017

Jeremy HF & Catriona W Ottawa book launch - at Pour Boy w/ Jason Christie, Jeremy Hanson-Finger, and Catriona Wright. [ event ]

nov
2016

Sawdust Reading Series - at Pour Boy with Gary Barwin. [ event ]

sep
2016

Slackline Creative Arts Series - at Burdock Brewery (Toronto) with Karen Lee, Jake Byrne, Eddie Anki, and Brolin Devine. [ event ]

feb
2016

VERSEFest Volunteer Appreciation Night - at Happy Goat Coffee Company with Eric Charlebois, Brecken Hancock, Daniel Groleau Landry, and Call Me Katie. [ event ]



zines

oct
2017

put your best foot forward and trip down the stairs

a collection of love stories.

jun
2016

chapbook title ideas

a collection of ideas i had for titling my next chapbook. done for the Ottawa Zine Fair.

read: [ here ]

apr
2015

gods vs. sjws

a short story about the fallibility in everyone. done for the ottawa zine off.

read: [ here ]

jun
2014

overstock

a collection of poems written during breaktime at an overnight stock job. done for the ottawa zine off.

apr
2017

chapbook title ideas II: electric boogaloo

a collection of fake covers for chapbooks i could potentially write. done for no reason.

read: [ here ]

feb
2016

messages

done with Justin Lam for the Ottawa Zine Off. a short horror story written around randomly generated text files.

nov
2014

retweeting to make yourself look good and other stories

a collection of poems written by assembling cutouts of my twitter feed. done for the ottawa zine off.