News

In commemoration of Coach House's 50th Anniversary this year, publisher Stan Bevington responded to his sister's plea to clean house - and donated all 212 pristine books he had been sending to his mother since 1965 to the University of Alberta's Bruce Peel Special Collections Library.

This morning at Coach House we're all giving Brecken Hancock a great big group hug and want you all to join us in congratulating her on her big win last night. Her first poetry collection, Broom Broom, won the 2015 Language Trillium Book Award for Poetry (English Language), which comes with a $10,000 cash prize.

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts has awarded Coach House's own Jordan Tannahill the 36th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Award, a prize that celebrates excellence in Toronto theatre, dance and opera. The ceremony was held Monday evening (June 22nd) at the Harbourfront Centre, where 50 prizes in total were awarded to members of Toronto's vibrant performing arts scene. 

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!

Earlier this year, we were pleased to hear that three (THREE!!) Coach House authors were shortlisted for The League of Canadian Poets' Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Now, we are thrilled to announce that Sina Queyras has won the 2015 award for her volume, MxT.

Ben Ladouceur is Jim Johnstone's pick among emergent poetic voices on the Canadian landscape. Johnstone gushes that Ladouceur's Otter "is a kind of rare debut: vital, on voice, and spirited from start to finish," and that it is the poet's "skill with the personal lyric that truly makes him noteworthy."

Image of book cover

In this morning's Toronto Metro, Sue Carter chats with Jon Chan Simpson about his debut novel, Chinkstar.

Jezebel has compiled A Haphazard Summer Reading List For All of Your Summer Moods, and wedged between titles that emit "Dystopian Vibes" and books that that it's "Not Too Late" to read, sits Tamara Faith Berger's Maidenhead, filed under "Start a Brawl at Book Club." Jane Marie writes: "This was BY FAR themost divisive

If the rain last weekend ruined your Toronto Pride celebrations, CBC Books suggests you check out Sina Queyras's MxT for a great summer LGBT read.

Coffee Room

Celebrating fifty years of being good on paper!

Photos from our May 20th launch of The Ward in the Ward, at the Church of the Holy Trinity.

Events

There’s no better way to keep cool this summer than with this molten-hot deal: we’re offering 25% off all titles published before Spring 2015! And if that doesn’t have you radiating enthusiasm, we’re including ebooks as well! The heat is on, because this sale ends at midnight on July 31, 2015.