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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.

The National Film Board has posted an amazing interactive documentary on Jordan Scott, the author of Blert. It's called Flub and Utter: A Poetic Memoir of the Mouth, and it's like a choose-your-own-adventure reading. Check it out here!

Shawn Micallef recently spoke to the Toronto Star via email about Stroll, psychogeography and his dog, Sebastian.

'Toronto Star: We say a place is vibrant when we see people, and when we don't we dismiss places as dead. But can a vibrant community be humming along, unseen?

Coach House poet kevin mcpherson eckhoff recently appeared on CBC's The Next Chapter to speak with host Shelagh Rogers about shorthand, visual poetry and his new book Rhapsodomancy.

It's our ice cream sandwich of book sales! For a limited time this summer, we're offering a wide swath of our backlist titles at 50% off when ordered through the Coach House site. Many of your favourite backlist titles can be obtained at a sweet half-price discount through the Baby Got Backlist Sale! Stock up for your summer (and fall and winter) reading now.

Normal shipping charges apply. Sale ends August 31, 2010.

The Toronto Star's Corey Mintz recently met Stroll author Shawn Micallef at the corner of Yonge and Wellesley for an afternoon walk.