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  • MATT ROBINSON / POET / HALIFAX, NS

    The limited edition chapbook, 'a fist made and then un-made' (Gaspereau, 2013) is matt robinson’s most recent publication.

    Other collections include 'Against the Hard Angle' (ECW, 2010), 'no cage contains a stare that well' (ECW, 2005), a full-length volume of hockey poems, 'A Ruckus of Awkward Stacking' (Insomniac, 2000), and 'how we play at it: a list' (ECW, 2002), as well as chapbooks from Greenboathouse Press (in 2009) and Frog Hollow Press (in 2004).

    Robinson’s poems have won awards including the Petra Kenney International Poetry Prize and the Malahat Review Long Poem Prize; they have also appeared in numerous anthologies and have been featured in the HRM’s Art in Public Places initiative.

    Originally born in Halifax, NS, robinson lived in Fredericton, NB and worked at UNB for a number of years. He currently lives in Halifax, NS, and works as the Director – Housing & Conference Services at Saint Mary’s University.

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POEM in PROGRESS: VALENTINE

Another short piece seems to be working itself into shape. In any case, as far as origins go: Ibsen‘s “vital lie” was referenced — pretty much just in passing — in a short story I was reading the other day and, even though I finished the story in question pretty quickly thereafter,  I kept returning … Continue reading

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POEM in PROGRESS: SOME NIGHTS IT’S ENTERTAINMENT & SOME OTHER NIGHTS IT’S MAYHEM

They’re everywhere. Belted out in cars, beside campfires, throughout scalding hot showers, on crowded dance floors, and just about everywhere and anywhere else folks have listened to a note or two of music. Mis-heard or mis-remembered song lyrics. Sometimes they’re hilariously off; other times it’s only a word or two, here or there. But still, … Continue reading

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POEM in PROGRESS: THE ART OF THE DIVING CATCH

It’s the height of summer — nearly August — and the Jays are still legitimately in the pennant race. That, in itself, is a kind of poetry. But I digress. Remember that time a writer I know posted a Facebook status that included reference to an old ESPN column / article by Buster Olney on … Continue reading

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NOW AVAILABLE: ‘a fist made and then un-made’ from Gaspereau Press

It’s now here and there and everywhere! In any case, I can now officially confirm the availability of  a NEW limited-edition (only 300 copies produced) poetry chapbook from Wolfville, NS’s Gaspereau Press titled ‘A FIST MADE AND THEN UN-MADE’. Copies of this number (#27) in Gaspereau’s Devil’s Whim Occasional Chapbook Series are available for the fantastic low price of $4.95 … Continue reading

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2013’s NEW Broadside is NOW AVAILABLE: “february afternoon, near tampa”

World Junior tournament hockey games. A few inches of snow. A new broadside. Yup, it’s that time of year once again. While it’s a little later than usual, I’m really happy to let everyone know that 2013’s limited edition (only 50 copies produced) poetry broadside / broadsheet, ‘february afternoon, near tampa’ is NOW available. Andrew Steeves and the folks … Continue reading

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