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.
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.
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.
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."
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).
Have you heard the news? Coach House is starting a book club! We're calling it — get ready — the Coach House Book Club.
Why are we starting a book club, you ask? Well, we feel this isn't so much a book club as it is a gathering of the Coach House community and those who want to get to know their favourite author in an informal, relaxed setting — but just calling it a 'book club' seemed like the clearest way of encapsulating all of that.
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.