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  • MATT ROBINSON / POET / HALIFAX, NS

    Matt Robinson's new collection of poems, 'Some Nights It's Entertainment; Some Other Nights Just Work', was released by Gaspereau Press in Fall 2016.

    Other collections include 'Against the Hard Angle' (ECW, 2010), 'no cage contains a stare that well' (ECW, 2005), 'A Ruckus of Awkward Stacking' (Insomniac, 2000), 'how we play at it: a list' (ECW, 2002), the chapbook, 'a fist made and then un-made' (Gaspereau, 2013), as well as chapbooks from Greenboathouse Press (2009) & Frog Hollow Press (2004).

    Robinson has won the Petra Kenney International Poetry Prize & The Malahat Review Long Poem Prize, appeared in numerous anthologies &been featured in the HRM’s Art in Public Places initiative.

    Born in Halifax, NS, he lived in Fredericton, NB, for a time, but currently lives in Halifax with his family & works in Housing & Conference Services at Saint Mary’s University.

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SOME NIGHTS IT’S ENTERTAINMENT; SOME OTHER NIGHTS JUST WORK : BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE!

They are here and there and everywhere. At long last, the very first copies of Some Nights It’s Entertainment; Some Other Nights Just Work (Gaspereau Press, 2016), are finally available, pretty much anywhere. You should buy one. Or more than one. Where can I get a copy of this gorgeous thing, you ask? Copies should be … Continue reading

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POEM in PROGRESS: LITANY

Another new one, in its early stages. Enjoy.   LITANY Of now, un-made. Of clenched fists and chewed nails, the cotton. Sometimes, all at once. We could do worse. There’s always the ground’s finality. It never lies. We are a surface, we are a tension. We are suddenly anxious. Whet. A verb, repeated, becomes a … Continue reading

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POEM in PROGRESS: AGAINST ENDING

A new one, in progress. Enjoy.   AGAINST ENDING   The world was still and it held a measure of emptiness. –  from “A Beginning” by Noah Warren     The world was.     Still; and.     It held you and you it, in concert, for a time.    And then.     Then? Briefly, consolation. Wonder. (A puppy and … Continue reading

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CINEPOETRY: ‘The Grain Elevators’ @ The Atlantic Film Festival in SEPTEMBER 2016

Just in time to complement Gaspereau Press‘s fall release of his new collection SOME NIGHTS IT’S ENTERTAINMENT; SOME OTHER NIGHTS JUST WORK, it’s exciting to announce that Matt’s cinepoem THE GRAIN ELEVATORS will be featured in the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia‘s series of short films being screened at this year’s Atlantic Film Festival (September 15-22, 2016) as … Continue reading

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BOOK / READING NEWS: A GASPEREAU VISIT to TRY ON (BOOK) JACKETS

I was able to drive over to Kentville, NS on Friday afternoon and visit with Andrew (and Gary) at Gaspereau Press to tour the shop, chat books and publishing and printing, AND — most importantly — to run cover colours for ‘SOME NIGHTS IT’S ENTERTAINMENT; SOME OTHER NIGHTS JUST WORK’, which will be released NEXT MONTH (in September 2016). … Continue reading