On September 19, writer Chris Randle tackled the avant-garde comix artifact that is Martin Vaughn-James's The Cage on the Hazlitt site. Recently released in a new edition by Coach House, the 1975 cult comic has intrigued and baffled readers for decades. Randle gets into it at Hazlitt:

The Hazlitt website has a regular podcast called 'The Arcade,' in which they interview authors with new and interesting books. In their seventh installment, The Arcade producers talk with author Marisha Pessl about her new novel, Night Film, and they cover the launch of Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam.

Where's the beef? Well, on Thursday, October 3, Coach House says 'relax.' Join us at The Garrison (1197 Dundas St. West) as we launch our totally excellent Fall 2013 poetry and fiction titles. Launch them to the max. We're stoked to put these rad new books in your hands, so please join us at our awesome book launch! More coveted than a Cabbage Patch Kid and less exclusive than a Members' Only jacket, the Coach House Fall 2013 Launch will have you dancin' on the ceiling.

September 17, 2013 — Andrew Faulkner (Need Machine), who will be reading at Word On the Street Toronto this Sunday, September 22, in the Vibrant Voices of Ontario tent at 3:00 p.m. spoke to Open Book Toronto about the book and magazine festival experience:

As a thanks to our loyal Coach House friends and readers, we're offering 20% off all the new Fall 2013 titles – even ones that aren't yet bound – for the next 24 hours.

Until September 18, 11 a.m. EST, get 20% off the following books...

September 13, 2013 — David O'Meara, co-founder of the acclaimed Plan 99 Reading Series in Ottawa and author of the forthcoming A Pretty Sight spoke with Ottawa Tonite about judging the 2012 Griffin Poetry Prize, his collaboration with with the Hilotrons' Mike Dubue and promoting his latest work:

September 13, 2013 — Martin Vaughn-James's The Cage and Jeet Heer's In Love with Art received shoutouts in Torontoist's daily Urban Planner feature, in advance of the double book launch we held at Revival in Toronto on September 13.

September 11, 2013 — In an interview with Open Book Toronto, poet Jon Paul Fiorentino discussed how the language of pedagogy inspired his latest poetry collection, Needs Improvement, and why the bookish life is the only one for him:

September 11, 2013 — Coinciding with the twelfth anniversary of 9/11, The Atlantic ran an excerpt from Jeet Heer's In Love with Art that details art director Françoise Mouly's creation of the now-iconic image of black-on-black Twin Towers that ran on the cover of the New Yorker's September 24, 2001, issue:

September 13, 2013 — Cultural commentator Jeet Heer spoke to the National Post's Dave Berry about his new book, In Love with Art: Françoise Mouly's Adventures in Comics with Art Spiegelman, which looks at the influence the current New Yorker art director has had on the comics medium: