The brand new poetry chapbook from Brampton poet D.S. Martin, released March 2007 by Rubicon Press of Edmonton. It is a poetic journey with the poet’s missionary grandparents to the China they served in between 1923 and 1951. China was in turmoil throughout these years. The constant civil war and power struggles among warlords were only disturbed by the Japanese invasion preceding WWII, and the eventual takeover by the Communists. Every one of the poems in this small collection has appeared in a significant publication either in Canada or the US, such as Canadian Literature, The Cresset, The Fiddlehead or First Things. Besides being a poet, D.S. Martin writes about poetry for publications including Faith Today, Books & Culture, and Image, and is the Music Critic for Christian Week.

So The Moon Would Not Be Swallowed is available at his readings throughout the GTA, or directly from his website: www.

For information about his upcoming readings in and around the Toronto area see: sothemoonwouldnotbeswallowed.