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Jon Paul Fiorentino's Needs Improvement has been nominated for an Expozine Alternative Press Award in the English Book category! Congratulations Jon Paul.

You can see the full list of nominees and learn more about the award here. The winners will be announced April 24, 2014.

In honour of National Poetry Month, The Globe & Mail has been featuring poems from this season's "most exciting new collections." Included in these featured poems is Brecken Hancock's "Winter, Frontal Lobe," from her powerful debut collection, Broom Broom.

You can see the poem here.

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.

Félicitations to Robert Majzels and Erín Moure!

For their beautiful work on Nicole Brossard's poetry collection, White Piano, they have received a nomination for a Best Translated Book Award in Poetry. This award is offered by Three Percent, a destination for readers, editors, and translators interested in finding out about modern and contemporary international literature.

Looking for a good read? The best in new small press books:

[by JADE COLBERT - special to The Globe and Mail]

The Stonehenge Letters, by Harry Karlinsky, Coach House Books, 264 pages, $17.95

DESIRE TO BE/IN PROXIMITY/TO OKAYNESS: On Sarah Dowling’s DOWN by Divya Victor

In which Divya talks about reading DOWN & Sarah Dowling talks about making DOWN, and it is absolutely fantastic. You can get down with DOWN too by reading the article here.

Kristin Hohenadel's Slate article, "Striking Designs From the World’s Typewriter Artists," features the first and second panels by the ground-breaking typewriter concrete poetry book by Canadian icon, Steve McCaffery. Not only that, the article describes these panels as "among the most significant pieces of typewriter art ever produced."

Harry Karlinsky's The Stonehenge Letters has been chosen for a "BC BookLook" feature! You can read the article here.

Our friends at Librairie D&Q Bookstore posted a wonderful recap of the launch for Sina Queyras's MxT. You can read it here!

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).