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Garth Martens’ debut, Prologue for the Age of Consequence, is about the tar sands and industrial projects of Alberta, and the men who work in them. But to describe it as such restricts the book to its physical concerns, when in fact these are poems of great philosophical ambition, and startling ethical and psychological reach.

Martens has made an elemental world both beauti
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Paperback, 104 pages
Published May 6th 2014 by House of Anansi Press (first published April 8th 2014)
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Garth Martens won the 2011 Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. His poems appear in Poetry Ireland Review, Hazlitt, This Magazine, Vallum, PRISM international, Fiddlehead, Grain, and The Times Colonist. His first book Prologue for the Age of Consequence (Anansi) was a Finalist for the 2014 Governor General's Award in Poetry. He has worked in large-scale commercial construction for nine ...more
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