News

On Wednesday, April 29, unBIRDen your schedule and head into the dog days of spring with Coach House Books as we unleash a menagerie of otter-ly great new fiction and poetry titles out of the literary barnyard!

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:

The Yellow Pages stopped by Coach House Books to shine a spotlight on our publishing program and printing presses! You can view their conversation with Alana Wilcox, our Editorial Director, here.

On Wednesday, April 29, unBIRDen your schedule and head into the dog days of spring with Coach House Books as we unleash a menagerie of otter-ly great new fiction and poetry titles out of the literary barnyard!

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.

April is National Poetry Month, our favourite month of the year! (Whatever, T.S. Eliot.)

Events

David McGimpsey (Asbestos Heights) will be participating in multiple events at this year's Verses Festival of Words. You can catch him at the following:

Jangle & Shout: The Hulla-Verses Remixer
April 26 @ 7:30 pm | $12 in advance, $15 at the door

On Monday, April 27, join poets Margaret Christakos (Multitudes) and Rachel Zolf (Janey's Arcadia) in our cozy coffeeroom as they lead the third meeting of the Coach House Book Club. 

Canadian poet, essayist and translator Lisa Robertson will give a lecture and read from new and unpublished work at the University of Chicago on Tuesday, April 28 and Thursday, April 30.

The lecture on Tuesday, April 28 is entitled 'Émile Benveniste’s Baudelaire:A Linguistics of Sensation,' and takes place at 4:30 p.m. in Logan 801.

The reading takes place on Thursday, April 30 at 6:00 p.m. in Logan 801.