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January 31, 2014 – The McSweeney's website featured a 'Three Days in a Polar Vortex with a Poet' Montreal poetry showcase, featuring a few excerpts from Jon Paul Fiorentino's Needs Improvement...

January 25, 2014 – We're proud to share that Sarah Liss's community history of Toronto civic hero Will Munro, Army of Lovers, has been selected for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) for their 2014 Over the Rainbow List...

January 24, 2014 – Over on The Daily Beast, author Sheila Heti (How Should a Person Be?) recommended a visit to Coach House for literature lovers visiting Toronto...

January 22, 2014 — Poet Jonathan Ball (Politics of Knives) spoke to Winnipeg's Uniter about the power of poetry to unsettle language and why poets 'have a duty to be great':

'Poetry makes language strange,' he says. “At a base level, it defamiliarizes language, so it allows you to focus on language play and to think about language itself.

Students from the Alberta College of Art and Design responded to Jordan Scott and Stephen Collis's book, Decomp, by creating pieces of sound art that responded to the book's text, photography or concepts.

Photo by Mike Ford

January 9, 2014 — The cover subject of the January 9-16 issue of Toronto's NOW magazine is none other than GG-award winning playwright Nicolas Billon (Fault Lines), whose latest play. Rifles, an adaptation of Brecht’s 1937 play Señora Carrar’s Rifles, is part of the Next Stage Theatre Festival.

January 10, 2014 ― What are the editors of The Paris Review loving these days? Nicole Rudick is all about Jeet Heer's In Love with Art: Françoise Mouly's Adventures in Comics with Art Spiegelman, praising the behind-the-scenes look at Mouly's contributions to the comic scene:

January 11, 2014 — In a weekend arts feature for the Globe and Mail, Sean Rogers explores the labyrinthine structure of Martin Vaughn-James's 'visual novel' The Cage, originally published in 1975 and newly back in print:

Starting in early 2013, Coach House will be the Canadian distributor of Ugly Duckling Presse's books. Ugly Duckling is a nonprofit publisher based out of Brooklyn, focusing on new poetry, experimental prose, translation, lost works and books by artists.