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Selected Poetry of J. S. Martinez (fl. 1914-1926)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. Circumstances Alter Cases


Notes on Life and Works

J. S. Martinez served in the British Honduras Territorial Force in World War I. He dedicated his self-published book of poems, Carribean Jingles, published in Belize about 1926, to Lieutenant-Colonel the Honourable James Cran. The book's introduction expresses Martinez's "wish that these commonplace subjects depicting chiefly occurrences in our community and in our everyday life, may strike a tuneful chord and help to cheer some gloomy soul." Nothing else is known about his life.

Biographical information

Given name: J. S.
Family name: Martinez
Floruit: 1914-1926
Nationality: British Honduran
First RPO edition: 2002