Reviewing Christian Bök's The Xenotext: Book 1 for American Scientist, Michael Leong calls the book 'at once rigorously scientific and rigorously literary.' He goes on to write that 'Bök's work is an important bridge not only between conservative formalists and cutting-edge conceptualists but between poetic and scientific communities.

A hearty and well-deserved congratulations to Ben Ladouceur, the winner of the 2016 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for his debut collection of poetry Otter!

Join us for an evening of outstanding readings at Unnameable Books with Ken Sparling (This Poem is a House), Rebecca Schiff (The Bed Moved), Susan Daitch (The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir) and John Domini (Movieola!).

We're excited to announce that Emily M. Keeler will assume the role of series editor for the Exploded Views nonfiction series. Keeler, who takes over the series editor role originated by Jason McBride, is the founding editor of Little Brother, an award-winning literary magazine, and is formerly the books editor of Canada's National Post

The Toronto Star's Lauren Pelley wrote a preview of Closerwhich features an interview with Sarah that touches on sex-ed, yoni massages, and her predictions for society's evolving view of female sexuality. 

Congratulations to Jordan Tannahill, Weyni Mengesha, and Patrick Lavender for their excellent showing at the 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards

Coffee Room

We've got fifteen questions to get your Fifteen Dogs book club or reading discussion going!

At Coach House, we like our books gutsy. While our little coach house may appear unassuming, we embrace a sense of boldness and adventure when it comes to literature, and we hope, dear reader, that you feel the same way. In that spirit, we’d like to welcome you to a season that’s definitely not for the faint of heart.

Sink your teeth into our catalogue of Fall 2016 titles (illustrated by Kara Pyle). You're guaranteed to find something to chew on.


Come celebrate the launch of Sarah Barmak's Closer: Notes from the Orgasmic Frontier of Female Sexuality. The latest in our Exploded Views series, Closer offers a provocative look at why our current understanding of female sexuality isn't getting us off.

There will be light refreshments, adult colouring pages – and we mean adult – and other titillating surprises.