STILL AVAILABLE: Limited Edition ‘Against the Hard Angle’ Chapbooks (Fall 2009)




Vernon, BC’s Greenboathouse Press is very pleased to announce the release of  matt robinson’s Against the Hard Angle, a limited edition letterpressed chapbook.

Chapbook details are available BELOW:


Against the Hard Angle

Matt Robinson

6.75″ × 9.75″, 20pp. Fall 2009.
$65 | $52 to subscribers.

Sewing Station Production Shot of 'Against the Hard Angle'

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.


Sewing Station / Page Detail - 'Against the Hard Angle'

Please see Greenboathouse Press’s website for more details and/or to order:


Against the Hard Angle is also available through other fine booksellers such as Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers, Inc.:

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