Recenty, David McGimpsey sat down with The Mackinac to talk about his primary poetic subject (American pop culture); the influence of francophone language (David is an English poet living in Montreal); (physical) form and content ("Because every idea of Coach House's production is met to execute artistic vision, working with them has easiy been the most rewarding professional experience I've had in my life as a writer.
On July 2, Jon Chan Simpson, author of Chinkstar, talked to CBC Books about how he wrote his first novel, one that required him to invent his "own lexicon—from 'kun pao reflux' to 'stick literacy' (chopstick, that is)."
This morning, the Betty Mitchell Awards Board of Directors announced the nominations for the 2015 Betty Mitchell Awards, a prize that recognizes outstanding achievement in Calgary professional theatre.
More accolades for The Ward, this time from the Sunday Edition's Michael Enright, who says that the book of photographs and essays that illustrate the fascinating history of Toronto's first immigrant neighborhood "should be of interest to Canadians anywhere, reminding us that we all came from some place else."
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!
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council of the Arts, the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund, the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Media Development Corporation for our publishing activities.