Garth Martens won The Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, a national prize administered by The Writers’ Trust of Canada for the best writer under thirty-five who has not yet published a book. He has also been shortlisted for The Bridport Prize and Arc Magazine’s Poem of the Year Contest. His work is published or forthcoming in Poetry Ireland Review, Hazlitt, This Magazine, Vallum, Prism International, The Fiddlehead, The Malahat Review, Grain Magazine, The Times Colonist, and the anthologies Poems from Planet Earth and Leonard Cohen: You’re Our Man. He is the Literary Coordinator for Open Space, an artist-run centre, and curates their reading series Open Word: Readings and Ideas. For six years he has studied flamenco cante and baile with Alma de España under the mentorship of Amity Skala and Veronica Maguire.