Vernon, BC’s Greenboathouse Press is very pleased to announce the release of their first two titles for 2009, which will launch at this year’s Alcuin Society Wayzgoose in Vancouver, BC, on October 24th, 2009.
One of those titles is matt robinson’s Against the Hard Angle, a limited edition chapbook.
Chapbook details are available BELOW:
Against the Hard Angle
6.75″ × 9.75″, 20pp. Fall 2009.
$65 | $52 to subscribers.
It could be said of Matt Robinson’s Against the Hard Angle that truth bends around its object. The poems are direct but leave the reader with a sense that something is unspoken. Spoiled milk, congealed blood from an injury, a workbench. Just when you might think these poems are parochial, Robinson writes of a delay in an airport. There is a range of subject-matter and a range of experience in these poems. And in their understatement, Robinson’s poems feel contemporary. Objects are used to hint at human relationships, relationships perhaps difficult to discuss, haunted by an unspoken pessimism. Everything in here is more than it seems.
The text is hand-set in 14pt Spectrum, with display type printed from polymer. Page stock is Magnani Velata, with a wrapper of handmade cotton by Reg Lissel in Vancouver. Text printed letterpress in 2 colours throughout.
Please see Greenboathouse Press’s website for more details and/or to order: http://www.greenboathouse.com/