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chapbooks

2018

PLACES TO HIDE

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

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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

[ SOLD OUT ]

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

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YOU ARE A BAD PERSON

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

[ read ]



published work

2020

mar
2020

"I LOVE THE MACHINE THAT IS KEEPING ME ALIVE"
Cypress: Poetry Journal — [ read ]

feb
2020

"THE FUNNY THING ABOUT PATTERNS IS THAT ALL OF THEM CAN BE FOUND II"
The Wild Literary Magazine, Issue 1 — [ read ]

jan
2020

"ALL OVER"
SURFACES.cx — [ read ]

2019

dec
2019

"Selling yourself (Short)"
release any words stuck inside you II (Applebeard Editions) —
[ buy ]

dec
2019

"IN A WORD"
paintbucket.page — [ read ]

oct
2019

"history"
small poems 🍓 — [ read ]

oct
2019

"THE UNIVERSAL EXPERIENCE"
Tuesday poem on DUSIE
[ read ]

jul
2019

"To All The Boys I've Blocked on Social Media"
G U E S T Issue #5 — [ read ]

jul
2019

"pornographic" and "RE: CALLUSING"
BAD DOG Issue 2 — [ read ]

jun
2019

"Who is Ian Martin?"
➰➰➰ Issue 2 — [ read ]

may
2019

"I WANT TO BE PERFECT AND IN LOVE FOREVER"
self-published — [ read ]

apr
2019

"A PAINTING OF A CLOWN THAT ISN'T SAD ANYMORE ($5)", "jitters", and "pity dig"
talking about strawberries all of the time issue 2 — [ read ]

apr
2019

"UNLOCKED: Spell of Rejuvenation"
The Chaudiere Books blog for National Poetry Month — [ read ]

mar
2019

"ONE DAY I WILL BE NAKED ON THE COVER OF A MAGAZINE"
The Train: a poetry journal blog — [ read ]

jan
2019

"AS A PROFESSIONAL TWERP/GARDENER" and "drool"
Train: a journal of prose poems. — [ read ]

jan
2019

"to find a new stability"
Half a Grapefruit Magazine — [ read ]

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"
where is the river issue eight. — [ read ]

mar
2018

"a fear of fireworks"
published in Plenitude Magazine. — [ read ]

may
2018

"what i learned from the field behind my house"
Bad Nudes Issue 3.2 — [ read ]

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"
Pretty Owl Poetry: Winter 2018 — [ read ]

2017

nov
2017

"RE: COMMITMENT"
a broadside published by coven editions

may
2017

"deep dream"
published in a public park as part of rout/e — [ locate ]

mar
2017

"mensch"
The lorem ipsum issue of In/Words

nov
2017

"let me be unhappy in peace"
indistinguishable Issue 1

mar
2017

"pods"
Absolutely Orbital: Issue 1 — [ read ]

mar
2017

"THE FUNNY THING ABOUT PATTERNS IS THAT ALL OF THEM CAN BE FOUND"
30 under 30: A collection of Canadian millennial poets (In/Words Press)

2016

jun
2016

"How to make mushroom gravy"
L’dor vador: A collection of poems inspired by other people’s recipes (shreeking violet press) — [ buy ]

feb
2016

"night shift"
a broadside published by In/Words

may
2016

"blythe"
Absolutely Orbital: Issue 0 — [ read ]

pre-2016

dec
2015

"echoes"
In/Words — [ read ]

jan
2015

"driving home from london, ontario"
The Steel Chisel — [ read ]

nov
2014

"roots", "recursions", and "party foul"
Ygdrasil November 2014 — [ read ]

may
2014

"grim" and "when it is too late to say 'no'"
In/Words — [ read ]

jun
2014

"hemlock"
Bywords June 2014 — [ read ]

jun
2015

"enoch"
text lit mag — [ read ]

jan
2015

"growing pains"
In/Words

apr
2013

"spat"
The Steel Chisel April 2013 — [ read ]

jan
2012

"false appetite"
Bywords January 2012



awards & nominations

2018

"why are there so many missed connections in dollar stores"
Nominated for Sundress Publications's 2018 Best of the Net Anthology — [ see ]

2014

"apotropaic"
Shortlisted for Arc Magazine's 2014 Poem of the Year contest



interviews

jan
2020

An (ongoing) interview for poetry mini interviews — [ read ]

mar
2019

An interview for the Train: a poetry journal blog — [ read ]

feb
2017

An interview for the small machine talks — [ listen ]



workshops

oct
2017

"The Poetics of Play: How Games and Poems Intersect"
for Tree Reading Series at Black Squirrel Books. — [ event ]



readings

jan
2019

One-Off Reading
at Brasserie Beaubien w/ Syd Lazarus, Rachel Gray, and christian scott — [ event ]

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 w/ Conyer Clayton, Amanda Earl, and Colin Mylrea — [ event ]

may
2017

CSArt Ottawa rout/e launch
at Great Canadian Theatre Company w/ other rout/e contributors

mar
2017

In/Words Reading Series
at Clocktower Brew Pub w/ Jessica Bebenek — [ event ]

nov
2016

CUAG Fall Art Party
at Carleton University Art Gallery w/ Dana Carly Andrews —
[ event ]

feb
2016

In/Words Reading Series
at Clocktower Brew Pub w/ Graeme O'Farrell — [ event ]

apr
2015

In/Words Reading Series
at Clocktower Brew Pub w/ 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 w/ 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 — [ read ]

apr
2015

gods vs. sjws
a short story about the fallibility in everyone — [ read ]

jun
2014

overstock
a collection of poems written during breaktime at an overnight stock job

apr
2017

chapbook title ideas II: electric boogaloo
a collection of fake covers for chapbooks i could potentially write — [ read ]

feb
2016

messages
w/ Justin Lam. 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