Congratulations, Sina Queyras and Rachel Zolf!

The finalists for the 27th Annual Lambda Literary Awards were announced this morning, and both Sina (MxT) and Rachel (Janey's Arcadia) are nominated in the category of Lesbian Poetry; we couldn't be more excited or more proud!

From the Lammy website:

Since our founding in 1965, Coach House has been committed to printing and publishing innovative poetry of the highest quality. With that mandate in mind, we want to make sure we're doing all that we can to share our poets' work with you!

Congratulations, Jen Currin! Her poetry collection, School, is a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, awarded by the B.C. Book Prizes. Go, Jen!

The League of Canadian Poets​ announced the 2015 shortlists for the Raymond Souster Award the Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Awards this morning, and we are thrilled to announce that three Coach House Books authors have received a total of four nominations! Part of the LCP's press release follows:

Coffee Room

Have you heard the news? Coach House is starting a book club! We're calling it — get ready — the Coach House Book Club. 

Why are we starting a book club, you ask? Well, we feel this isn't so much a book club as it is a gathering of the Coach House community and those who want to get to know their favourite author in an informal, relaxed setting — but just calling it a 'book club' seemed like the clearest way of encapsulating all of that.

The countdown is on until the 2015 AWP Conference & Bookfair! From April 8 through 11, you can find us at booth #1228. Reasons why you should definitely drop by and say hi:


Mark your calendars: André Alexis will kick off the dog days of spring by launching his highly anticipated new novel, Fifteen Dogsat Type Books the evening of April 1. He may even read a dog poem or two — in dog language, of course.

On Thursday, April 2, Brecken Hancock returns to Calgary to launch and read from her celebrated debut collection, Broom Broom. Hosted by Calgary's Poet Laureate, derek beaulieu, Brecken will be reading with Naomi K. Lewis and Rod Moody-Corbett. A book event to sweep readers off their feet, if there ever was one!