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  • 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.

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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

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

UPDATED 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 … 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

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