Gaspereau Contract (B&W)
  • MATT ROBINSON / POET / HALIFAX, NS

    Matt Robinson's new book, 'Some Nights It's Entertainment; Some Other Nights Just Work', is forthcoming from 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 & currently lives in Halifax & works in Housing & Conference Services at Saint Mary’s University.

Gaspereau Contract (B&W)

BOOK NEWS: FONTS & PAPERS & DATES… OH MY!

Book news! It’s all getting a little more real now. Having discussed timelines and such in more detail, not to mention having started the page-by-page manuscript editing process, I’m happy to announce that my NEW poetry collection from Wolfville, NS’s Gaspereau Press titled ‘SOME NIGHTS IT’S ENTERTAINMENT; SOME OTHER NIGHTS JUST WORK’, will be released this Fall … Continue reading

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POEM in PROGRESS: SNAKE

It’s April, which means, among other things, that it’s National Poetry Month! While I’m getting excited to start working on editing my new collection due out this fall from Gaspereau Press, I’ve also finally gotten back to trying to write a few new pieces. Here’s a somewhat worked through draft of a new poem that … Continue reading

Harbour B&W

NEW Broadside for 2015: HARBOUR

If it’s November, that usually means there’s a new poetry broadside available. Things are no different this year. I’m thrilled to let everyone know that 2015’s limited edition (only 50 copies produced) poetry broadside, ‘Harbour’ is NOW available.  Andrew Steeves at Wolfville’s Gaspereau Press always develops a great concept and then executes it wonderfully. That said, I’m even more pleased than normal … Continue reading

Repair - DRAFT

POEM in PROGRESS: REPAIR

It’s November, so hockey season is well underway, both in terms of the pros and my beer league / pick-up skates. That means the odd bit of gear repair pops up now and then. Last week I had a goal mask issue arise at a Thursday night pick-up skate that quickly went from what seemed … Continue reading

BLUEJAYS Popcorn #2

POEM in PROGRESS: THE ART OF THE DIVING CATCH (or, THE SONG OF KEVIN PILLAR?)

  It’s October and and the Jays have won the American League East pennant.   They’re vying for best record in the AL and home field advantage throughout the playoffs.   It’s been 22 years since they were even IN the playoffs.   All this, to use a cliche, is a kind of poetry.   … Continue reading

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