Robert Martens was raised in the Mennonite village of Yarrow, B.C., then known as "the centre of the universe." He fast-forwarded several centuries when he attended Simon Fraser University during its most tempestuous years. Recently he has helped write and edit several local histories in an attempt to show our relentless blacktopping of the past. He also continues to wage the battle of the losers by writing poetry in his spare time. Robert lives in Abbotsford and is a member of the board of directors of the Mennonite Historical Society of B.C.
Neufeld, Elsie K. ed. Half in the Sun. Vancouver: Ronsdale Press, 2006.