A Ruckus of Awkward Stacking

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Insomniac Press, 2009 - Poetry - 105 pages
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A Ruckus of Awkward Stacking is about memory OCo memory as a poetic form through which refractions of loss, recovery, discovery and identity form an imaginative reshaping of the past. In raw brushstrokes, Robinson records the slow cascade of events and characters slipping through the thin membrane of experience, shaping our histories. At the same time, he experiments with style and form in a wonderfully sinuous writing. With this, his first book, Robinson makes a staggering debut on the North American literary stage."

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This was my first read of poet Matt Robinson so I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I found pleasantly surprised me. Some wonderful pieces of poetry by a young Canadian poet. Having just finished ... Read full review


One a ruckus of awkward stacking
Two a sort of lipread language
Three scleroderma
Four like tickertape
Five other dissociative disorders
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About the author (2009)

matt robinson (1974), a native of Halifax, NS, now lives in Fredericton, NB. Winner of the 1999 Petra Kenney Poetry Competition and the 2001 Alfred G. Bailey Prize, he is a PhD student at the University of New Brunswick. His first collection of poetry, "A Ruckus of Awkward Stacking" (2000), was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and the ReLit Award for Poetry. He is on the editorial board of "The Fiddlehead".

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