Our next selected poem is "Valentine" by Matt Robinson.
Matt Robinson’s most recent publication is the limited-edition chapbook, a fist made and then un-made (Gaspereau, 2013). Previous collections include Against the Hard Angle (ECW, 2010), no cage contains a stare that well (ECW, 2005), and A Ruckus of Awkward Stacking (Insomniac, 2000). His poems have won awards including the Grain Prose Poetry Prize, the Petra Kenney Award, and The Malahat Review Long Poem Prize. His poem "The Grain Elevators" was recently adapted into a short film produced and directed by Megan Wennberg which screened at both the Halifax Independent Filmmakers’ Festival and the Atlantic Film Festival in 2013. Robinson is currently working on a new full-length collection of poems.
Please enjoy "Valentine"!