Published Works



Literary Magazines


Withdrawal (V) – Mad Swirl

On the Bench – Millennial Pulp 

Forward Rewind 

Bricks & Stoves & Barred Windows

A Poem from Three Steps – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Out of Mind – Rue Scribe

Half Pipe – Edge of Humanity Magazine 

Cracked Spectacle – Edge of Humanity Magazine

XVI – Rue Scribe

Square One – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Artisan – The Dillydoun Review

One Star – Mad Swirl

Dream Sentence – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Sanchaung – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Sakura – Thin Air Magazine

Callejero – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Life Spell – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Rinse Cycle – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Black Tea – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Frost Blossom – Mad Swirl

Medusa – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Spring Quartet IV – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Spring Quartet III – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Afterglow – Nzuri Journal

Apposto – Nzuri Journal

Spring Quartet II – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Spring Quartet I – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Window Steam – Edge of Humanity Magazine

New Coat – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Floating – Brickplight

Green Moon – Brickplight

Spare – Brickplight

Record – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Kyoto – Mad Swirl

A View Concrete – Mad Swirl

– Rue Scribe

– Rue Scribe

天性 – Rue Scribe

The Black Watch – Free Library of the Internet Void

Mon Coeur – Free Library of the Internet Void

Les Papillons Noirs – Mad Swirl

岛 – Rue Scribe

Nature Flowers – Mad Swirl 

Obedience – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Lock-In – Edge of Humanity Magazine

慈悲 – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Forward  – Rewind – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Hotel Reflection – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Nowhere Bound – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Bebop (The Bird Sutra)

Standing Here – Mad Swirl

Until the Spring – Edge of Humanity Magazine

An Ancient Song – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Single Corridor – Rue Scribe

八詩  (8 Poems)

Immortal Green – Rue Scribe

Sans Frontières – Mad Swirl

Bricks & Stoves & Barred Windows – Underwood

Scratched – Mad Swirl 

Drink Tea – Mad Swirl

老婆 – Nzuri

過海 – Nzuri

NFA – Edge of Humanity Magazine

ကဆုန် – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Śakra – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Back Seat Driver – Rue Scribe

Abandoned Manor – Edge of Humanity Magazine

တန်ခူး – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Marbàn – Rue Scribe

八詩 – Press Nine

Exposure – Edge of Humanity Magazine

东 – 西 – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Peach Blossom Fool – Straylight Magazine

Le Monde – Black Works

No News – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Country Cigars – Forbidden Peak Press

Shadows of Dust – Edge of Humanity Magazine

Easter Egg Alley – Meat for Tea: The Valley Review

Strath Blaze – Mad Swirl

Bare Concrete Blue – Rue Scribe

Spring Bamboo Rain – Rue Scribe

Guilty – Alibi – Mad Swirl

Le Salon De Jardin – Kōan Magazine

Empty Rebus – Rue Scribe

Cherry Tree – Haunted are these Houses

The Days of the Locust – Coffin Bell

Mind Your Self – Dragon Poet Review

Shadow – Form – Rue Scribe

Echo Echo – Dragon Poet Review

Disrupted Sentence – Crack the Spine ‘Routine’ Anthology

City Stained Rouge – Underwood

For the Record – Rue Scribe

Mad Swirl – Ten – Tiger Bones

Dragons – SunLit Fiction

My People – Poached Hare

Country of Mind – Genre: Urban Arts

Near Dark – Mad Swirl

Hooded Eagle – Rue Scribe

Monday – Monday – Genre: Urban Arts No. 4

阳光 – Curating Alexandria (Vol. 1)

Machination – Havik: Rise

Dawn Burial – Havik: Rise

OK – Crap – Internet Void

Le Soleil – The Scene & Heard

#Sharing is Caring – Foliate Oak

Moonlight Shifting – Mad Swirl

Unstamped Postcard – Mad Swirl

虚 – Obra / Artifact

ဘိုင်ဘိုင်။ – Empty Mirror

Ring the Bell – Empty Mirror

無 – Empty Mirror

Some Day or Other – Empty Mirror

Cagliari – Kunming – Siem Reap – Raw Dog Press

St George – Mad Swirl

Ever Still Ever Then – Mad Swirl

Ladies & Gentlemen – Mad Swirl

Sun Oiled Snake Skin – Mad Swirl

January – Be Untexed

À Bientôt, J’Espère – decomP magazinE

Kowloon, Glasgow & In Between – decomP magazinE

心潔 – First Class Lit

Letter of Exile – Mad Swirl

Un Aller Simple – FORTH

Blood Sky Blue – Mulberry Fork Review

Your Favourite Model Is Online – FORTH

势如破竹 – The Blotter

Betel Nut Stains – Bengal Lights

The Man of Mystery – Black Heart Magazine

Lifeline – Dialogual

Un Autre – Weatherings, FutureCycle Press

Drinking Shadows – FORTH

No Fixed Abode – #Routineology

Protection – Prole, Issue 16

雲鬢花顏金步搖 (The Prettiest Girl in Town) – eFiction Vol. 06, No. 01

Split Bamboo Screen – Five Poetry Magazine

Smoke Rings – Five Poetry Magazine 

An Empty Glass – Five Poetry Magazine

Sit Back – Relax – Five Poetry Magazine 

Ma Nilar – Five Poetry Magazine

Waso Lapyae – Empty Mirror

Less Talk – Less Enemies – Empty Mirror

Stained Bus Window – Empty Mirror

The Apartment – Elohi Gadugi

Pagoda Gone – Curbside Splendor

City of Spring – Curbside Splendor

Gone – The Wayfarer

An Other – Mad Swirl

Black Heath – The Stray Branch, Issue 10

The Island – Press One, Vol. 5, #1

If I Go Before You Do – Mad Swirl

High Noon – Curbside Splendor

Dirt & Dust – Mad Swirl

Concrete Squares – Generations, Issue 2

Palanquins & Concubines – Prole, Issue 4

Nec Spe Nec Metu – Mad Swirl

The Farmer Express – Cha, The China Issue

Bebop (The Bird Sutra) – Kerouac’s Dog, Issue 2

Dear Angel – Letters to Los Angeles, Pale House

Lost in the System – Short, Fast & Deadly, Issue 50

Burn it all Away – Incandescent

6 Poems – New Mystics

Black & White Blues – Volume Issue 8 (The Black & White Issue)

The C-Factor – Southpaw, Issue#6

Behind Temple Walls – QLRS, Volume 9, Issue 3

Holograms Are We – Mad Swirl

Ring The Bell – Markings, Issue 30

Dukkha – The Bamboo Sea

Kilcash – Volume Issue 7 (The Green Issue)

Mu – Volume Issue 7 (The Green Issue)

An Inch of Jade – Mad Swirl

Crossing the Bridge – Turbulence 6

Autumn Leaves – Mad Swirl

East & West – Oklahoma Review Volume 11, Issue 1

White Crane Clouds – Leaf Garden Press, Issue 7

Hasta La Primavera – Mad Swirl

Fallen Leaves – The Foliate Oak

Old King – The Foliate Oak

Shadows of Dust – From East to West, Fall 09


Pamphlets & Chapbooks


八詩, Press Nine, 2019

八詩 is a digital pamphlet of eight new poems by J H Martin.

Inspired by tales of the Eight Immortals (八仙), this short collection is in itself a journey of the spirit. Dream-like in essence but grounded by nature, the eight poems in this digital collection vibrate with an energy that is both universal and personal, as they weave their interconnected paths through this world and others.

Available now for $2.99, 八詩 can be purchased here.



Spring Wanderings, Rivers & Lakes Press, 2010

Spring Wanderings chronicles author J.H. Martin’s travels through China, from town to village, city to countryside, up hills and down mountains, seeking the solitude of the peaks and the wisdom of the hermits who live there…

Available in selected book-stores in China and Singapore, Spring Wanderings is a remarkably fresh collection that should appeal to lovers of poetry, travel and China alike.

Spring Wanderings – Chap*Books Review

Spring Wanderings – Prick of the Spindle Review

Spring Wanderings – Midwest Book Review


Bebop (The Bird Sutra)

Honorable Mention in the 2010 Jack Kerouac Poetry Prize competition, judged by Michael McClure, part of the 4th Annual Jazz and Beat Festival: Beyond the Beat Generation, Davis, California.




The Bamboo Sea

An on-line collection of articles about China, Buddhism and Asian literature.