April- Ali Blythe and Garth Martens

April 19, 2017


Ali Blythe is the author of Twoism, a first book from icehouse poetry with Goose Lane. A recent review in the Malahat Review said "the heart of Ali Blythe’s courageous debut collection is a bruising search for identity." And Herizons magazine called Twoism "intelligent and charming, jangly and jarring, moody, dreamy and a little bit deadly." Poems from Twoism have been published in literary journals and anthologies throughout Canada and in Germany.



Garth Martens won the 2011 Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. His first book Prologue for the Age of Consequence (Anansi, 2014) was a Finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award in Poetry. For nine years, throughout northern Alberta and interior British Columbia, he has worked in large-scale commercial construction. His poems have appeared in publications like Poetry Ireland Review, Hazlitt, This Magazine, Vallum, Fiddlehead, Prism, Grain, and Best Canadian Poetry in English. In collaboration with Alma de España Flamenco Dance Company, he wrote and performed the libretto for Pasajes, an international production staged in 2014 at the Royal Theater.