Happy April, Coach House friends! Some guy may have thought it cruel, but we're pretty sure that if he had known about National Poetry Month he'd have been into it — we sure are! In fact, to celebrate National Poetry Month, for the month of April we're discounting all of our backlist poetry titles by 30% (so everything but our three recently launched Spring 2014 poetry titles).

Poet Sina Queyras, whose new collection MxT launched this spring, discusses form, critical discourse, and the state of Canadian poetry with fellow poet Adam Sol in the April 2014 issue of Quill & Quire.

Coach House Books is putting the 'CH' in 'Kaffeeklatsch' this year. Starting in February, our coffee room will host a monthly Coach House Kaffeeklatsch! Not so much writers' workshops (there are already plenty of excellent writing workshops in Toronto) but talks and conversations with publishers and authors about the more practical aspects of being a writer and working in book publishing.

Coffee Room

Our 2014 sampler is a free PDF download featuring excerpts from some of our new and recent fiction, poetry and non-fiction releases.

David O'Meara and the HILOTRONS have recorded Sing Song, an album inspired by David's recent poetry collection A Pretty Sight. The result is a beautiful and unique auditory experience, now available for purchase exclusively on the Coach House website

The Coach House (HQ of Coach House Books and Coach House Printing) has a charmingly ramshackle coffee room. And for over 45 years, that room has served as a meeting space for writers, publishers, artists, readers, musicians and more. It's a pretty informal space with some very informal gatherings, but throughout 2014, the Coach House is hosting a monthly Kaffeeklatsch.


Harry Karlinsky, author of The Stonehenge Letters, participates in an IFOA Weekly reading/round table at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre, along with Alena Graedon and Peter Norman. All three authors' latest novels deal with mysterious happenings in the world of letters.

The Literary Press Group and the League of Canadian Poets host a poetry reading in celebration of National Poetry Month at Ben McNally Books in Toronto.

Tarragon Theatre proudly presents the world premiere of A God in Need of Help by playwright-in-residence Sean Dixon. This vividly painted sojourn into 17th century Europe examines the role of faith at the dawn of the Age of Reason.