Harbour 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.

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

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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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POEM in PROGRESS: MONSTER & THE BIG BLUE CHAIR

It’s Saturday, and we’re going shopping – doing some initial scouting, really – for a new living room set later this afternoon. The loveseat and the big, blue comfy chair have reached the ends of their respective lines; they need replacement, soon. Basically now. Sure, they’re well over ten years old: they’ve survived (among other things) … Continue reading

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POEM in PROGRESS: HARBOUR / THE HARBOUR SLEEPS THESE SHORES

I’m a bit of a serial reviser when it comes to my poems. More often than not, though, the tweaks past a certain point of the draft process leave the poem relatively recognizable as a slightly edited version of that first solid draft. That said, I’ve been revisiting a poem I originally started working on … Continue reading

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