no cage small coverListen to an online interview from literary blog / website  The Writer’s Cafe in which  Matt Robinson chats about hockey, about poetry, and about his 2005 collection of hockey poems, no cage contains a stare that well (ECW Press).

mattrobinson dal article picLearn more about a nifty little sports / hockey literature class taught by Dal English Professor Dr. David McNeil.

Information on The Malahat Review’s Long Poem Prize. (An early version of Matt Robinson’s long poem / suite, Against the Hard Angle won the 2009 prize.)

An online interview  / Q&A, plus a  poem (‘grain’) that appeared in an issue of Canadian Literature. 

Audio of readings from the 6th Annual Poetry Weekend held October 2nd – 5th, 2009 at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton – including a reading by Matt of poems from Againt the Hard Angle – can be found at the branta website.

Some audio of readings from the Halifax launch of The Essential James Reaney (Brian Bartlett, Edior) Porcupine’s Quill, 2009) held February 10th, 2010 as a part of the Gallery Reading Series at The Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery inAtHA googlemap capture Halifax, NS – including a reading of Reaney’s ‘The Gramaphone’ by Matt, as well as readings of Reaney by other writers and poets including Brian Bartlett (a couple different pieces), Peter Norman (Klaxon), Tonya Gunvaldsen Klaassen (from A City in Greenland), David Rimmington (Antichrist as a Child), and Zachariah Wells (The Baby) – can be found at poet Zachariah Wells’s  website

Finally, Toronto poet and Wolsak & Wynn senior editor Paul Vermeersch mentions ECW Press‘s Against the Hard Angle GoogleMap tie-in project is  on his website, noting what an interesting idea and approach to enhancing the poetry it is. The Halifax in Verse  project can still be checked out through Google Maps.

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