Coach House poet Susan Holbrook read 'Good Egg Bad Seed' from her book Joy Is So Exhausting at the Dakota Tavern early in December. Missed it? Listen to the recording here.

As 2009 draws to a close, many publications are compiling their lists of the best books of 2009. And Coach House is delighted to find several of our titles making those various 'Best of 2009' lists.

Leonard Schwartz spoke to Kate Eichhorn (Prismatic Publics) on episode 197 of PennSound's Cross-Cultural Poetics program. Listen to the interview here.

Prismatic Publics' editor Kate Eichhorn recently discussed the state of avant garde poetry in Canada with the CBC's Tom Howell on The Next Chapter. Click here to listen in.

Kate Hall's The Certainty Dream was recommended by Sheryda Warrener on the Advent Book Blog. Click here to find out more about the book, or here to read the recommendation.

Coach House poet Susan Holbrook (Joy Is So Exhausting) was recently profiled by the newspaper at the University of Windsor, where she is a professor.

Three more Coach House books have been recommended on the Advent Book Blog!

Coach House author Mike Hoolboom has won the $10,000 Bell Award in Video Art.

The CBC website says, 'Hoolboom is a leading fringe filmmaker, videomaker and curator ... The award, administered by the Canada Council, recognizes exceptional contribution to the advancement of video art and practices in Canada.'

Click here to read more.

On December 15, 2009, Toronto's Supermarket (268 Augusta Avenue) hosted A Very Christian Christmas, an event celebrating the release of the upgraded edition of Christian Bök's Eunoia. Joined by friends Darren Wershler, Suzanne Zelazo, Andrew Pyper, Priscila Uppal and Ken Babstock, Christian kicked off the holidays in poetic style. The event was live-streamed and is now archived on the Coach House site.

The release of Eunoia: The Upgraded Edition will be celebrated in Toronto tonight, and The National Post's Mark Medley recently asked Christian Bök a few questions about new additions to the book, and what he is working on now.