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The future is now, friends. It's like we're living in the year 2000. Coach House has just posted its second wave of ebooks! And this time, we've got the real ebooks, too; not just PDFs!

Coach House author Thom Vernon recently spoke to Joanna Dykhuis of Revue Magazine about his next project, his family in Arkansas, and his debut novel, The Drifts.

Gary Barwin recently sat down with Alessandro Porco, the June Writer-in-Residence for Open Book Toronto, to talk about poetry, small press publishing, and his upcoming book The Porcupinity of the Stars.

'Some poems are meant to be read, while others are meant to be seen. Visual poet kevin mcpherson eckhoff joins The Mark over the phone to discuss the ideas behind his new book, Rhapsodomancy. Kevin explains exactly what visual poetry is, why he never wants to think about Jacques Derrida again, and the most effective way of telling the future.'

Coach House author and Trillium Book Award finalist Cordelia Strube (Lemon) recently joined French-language Trillium finalist Ryad Assani-Razaki (Deux cercles) for a conversation about their books, their characters and what brought them to writing.

Tune into CBC Radio's 'Q' (hosted by Jian Ghomeshi) on Wednesday, June 23, to hear author Christian Bök (Eunoia, Crystallography) speak about his newest poetic project ... injecting poetry into single-celled organisms. Christian Bök talks about the Xenotext Experiment on 'Q.'

Check the 'Q' website for details:

Coach House author Carla Gunn recently attended Moncton's 2010 Frye Festival to read from her novel Amphibian.

Watch the video below:

Coach House is saddened to report that incredible indie bookstore and long-time Toronto institution This Ain't the Rosedale Library will stay closed.

As reported in the Toronto Star, a bailiff’s notice was posted on the door of This Ain’t the Rosedale Library on Friday, June 18, alleging that the popular independent Kensington Market bookseller owes its landlord $40,000 in back rent, plus costs.

On April 16 and 17, 2010, University at Albany, SUNY held an interdisciplinary graduate conference called 'Turning On Rights: Politics, Performance, and the Text.'

Rachel Zolf attended as the keynote poet gave a reading from her book Neighbour Procedure. The good people at Barzakh, the university English department's journal, made a video recording and have made the full reading available online.

Eye Weekly is offering you the chance to win a stroll with Shawn Micallef, and a copy of Shawn Micallef's Stroll! The private, 10-person walk will be held on the evening of August 4, 2010. Click here to enter.