If you're not afraid of PayPal, and you want to buy someone you love books by proxy, this is the Coach House feature for you!

Like a torrid love affair, reading a fantastic book of poetry can feel all too fleeting. Fortunately, nobody will judge you if you take home three books of poetry at once, like, say, Ken Babstock's On Malice (who doesn't like a hint of danger?), Jeramy Dodds's The Poetic Edda (troll fetish fulfillment) and Sarah Dowling's DOWN (for sonically dense poetry to cuddle with afterward). During December, you can choose any three books of Coach House poetry for only $40!

Now this is a threesome that we can get behind.

For the month of December 2014, we're letting you pick 3 Exploded Views books for $30. Whether you want to take a closer look at the world of comics or a culture consumed by Eggs Benedict, reflect on Teenage Head's quest for punk rock success or the too-short life of Toronto artist and civic hero Will Munro, or consider the curation craze or modern spectres of the Panopticon, the current titles will appeal to your diverse and discerning cultural tastes.

The Exploded Views Commitment makes a great gift for a friend or loved one, but if you'd rather keep them all for yourself, we promise not to tell. 


Books wrapped in press sheets and tied up with string.

Happy onslaught of holiday CHeer, CH-ers!

Regardless of what you'll be celebrating this month — CHristmas, Festivus, Hanukkah, Kwaanza, time off from work, Ricky Martin's birthday — there is one thing we all have in common: everyone is expected to spend money. So heck, we thought we'd get into the holiday $pirit with some pretty sweet holiday deals:

bpNichol bless us, every one!

We could not be more thrilled for Sina Queyras: for her stunning new collection, MxTshe has been awarded the A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry!

The announcement was made on Tuesday, November 18, during the QWF Literary Awards ceremony. We're so happy for you, Sina! Champagne!

Can we get a 'HECK YES' for David O'Meara

The City of Ottawa announced on November 12 that for his stunning book of poetry, A Pretty Sighthe had won the 2014 Archibald Lampman Award and the Ottawa Book Award in the English fiction category. Congrats, David!

After more than forty years of faithful service, our beloved Magical Sleeper Chair—refuge and inspiration to the loftiest of poets and the lowliest of potheads—is no longer with us (you can see it in all its glory here). While the Coach House family will continue to mourn the loss of our cozy, charming chair, we're now ready to find new place to rest after a hard day of work. 

Ken Babstock, acclaimed poet and all-around cool guy, was awarded the inaugural Latner Writers' Trust Poetry Prize on Tuesday evening at the Writers' Trust Awards. We couldn't be happier for him!

Notebook on Cities and Culture S4E61: Publishing Crushing with Alana Wilcox

The shortlist for the 2014 QWF Awards was announced this morning, and both Sina Queyras (MxT) and Jon Paul Fiorentino (Needs Improvement) are nominated for the A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry. Congratulations, Sina and JP!

You can see the entire shortlist here.

The winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 18. More information follows: