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!

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.

On March 30, join us for Coach House Book Club #2: The Lease and Need Machine.


Shawn Micallef's The Trouble With Brunch begins with the following dedication:

'To Windsor, Ontario,
a good place to come from.'

It's time for the second edition of the Coach House Book Club! On Monday, March 30, join poets Andrew Faulkner (Need Machine) and Mathew Henderson (The Lease) in our cozy coffeeroom as they chat about each other's books, writing poetry, sharing their work, and whatever else comes up during the evening!

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.