Sensing Different Worlds: Author Spotlight – David Martin

David Martin works as a literacy instructor in Calgary and is an organizer for the Single Onion Poetry Series. His first collection, Tar Swan (NeWest Press, 2018), was a finalist for the Raymond Souster Award and the City of Calgary W. O. Mitchell Book Prize. David’s work has been awarded the CBC Poetry Prize, shortlisted for the Vallum Award for Poetry and PRISM international’s poetry contest, and has appeared in numerous journals across Canada.


His poem “Holy Trinity, Bankhead” can be read on our website at


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