Garth Martens

Chelsea Rushton

Garth Martens won the 2011 Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. His first book, Prologue for the Age of Consequence, is forthcoming from House of Anansi in April 2014.


Flies dart over the broad back of the corpse,
wrestling among hairs and crawling the stilled eyes.
They’d found it at the reservoir under partial light,
the unplumbable mire a clot of scum, splayed...