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.

Two other contributors to the Advent Books Blog have recommended Coach House titles for their holiday gifts:

Vicki Ziegler, web designer and the brains behind bookgaga recommended Jeramy Dodds's Trillium Award-winning book, Crabwise to the Hounds:

Now you can take a tour of the Coach House from the privacy of your own home.

The Magical Mystery Tour, the self-guided tour booklet of Coach House Press, is now available online from the Coach House website. Learn about a Linotype! Look around the Type Room! Sit (virtually) in the Magical Sleeper Chair!

The Coach House Spring 2010 catalogue is now available for download. Click the hyperlink to download a PDF and get a preview of our spring titles!

And if you like the squirrel illustrations that adorn the front and back covers, visit the artist's site at

Susan Holbrook's Joy Is So Exhausting is now up on the Advent Book Blog.

According to Melanie Little, 'reading Susan Holbrook’s playful, joyfully cerebral poems is like tobogganing down a mountain head-first.

Unquestionably the gift for the word-drunks on your list, this book could kick even the grinchiest grouch out of a long winter’s nap of Canlit exhaustion.'

On November 26, 2009, Calgary's Mount Royal University hosted The Cage Match of Canadian Poetry, a public debate between poets Christian Bök (Eunoia, Crystallography) and Carmine Starnino (This Way Out).

Moderated by Kit Dobson, organized by Kelly Hewson, Micheline Maylor and the Department of English at Mount Royal, the two poets duked it out (verbally, of course) over contemporary Canadian poetry.