Garth Martens wins RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writer

from Writers Trust of Canada


Garth Martens has won the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for “Inheritance and Other Poems.” Martens is a 28-year-old, Victoria-based writer whose work has appeared in The Fiddlehead, Grain, Island Writer, and the anthology Leonard Cohen: You’re Our Man. He serves on the editorial board for The Malahat Review and works on a construction site in Kelowna, BC. His experience with machinery features prominently in his poetry. “Inheritance and Other Poems” is a selection from his work-in-progress manuscript entitled The Motive of Machines.

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