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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."

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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

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.

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

Events

Every Tuesday evening, west-end foodie haven The Depanneur hosts a local food enthusiast for a chat about their passion for, and work in, food.