PoemTalk is a collaboration of the Kelly Writers House in Philadelphia, PennSound and the Poetry Foundation. It's a podcast of some of the world's best poets, produced and hosted by Al Filreis.

As part of the upcoming Summer Literary Seminars in Montreal, some of the SLS faculty are being interviewed in Maisonneuve. In this installment, poet Sachiko Murakami (The Invisibility Exhibit) interviews Christian Bök (Eunoia) about his current project, The Xenotext Experiment:

We're moving! This June, Coach House switches U.S. sales and distribution. Formerly sold to retailers in the United States by Northwestern University Press, Coach House titles will now be represented by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution.

The delightful duo at Books in 140, which regularly presents some of the finest and most entertaining video book reviews to the worldwide web, recently tackled Shawn Micallef’s Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto (just in time for Stroll City).

Watch the video review here.

It's June, which means it's also time for LGBTQ pride! And at Coach House, we couldn't be prouder to tell you that our June online sale features all our titles that involve LGBTQ themes at 20% off the cover price for all of June in our probably inappropriately titled Big Gay Sale! We hate to be crassly commercial about Pride -- it's an important celebration of the gay-pride movement -- but we also like to combine our politics with book discounts.

The K. M. Hunter Charitable Foundation recognized the seven recipients of the 2011 K. M. Artist Awards at an event last evening at the Gladstone Hotel.

These annual awards are given to Ontario residents who have completed their training, begun to produce a body of work and are starting to make a significant mark in their field. Given at a critical moment in the artists’ careers, the awards are a means of encouraging their craft and propelling them to the next level.

This weekend (Saturday, May 28, 2011), the Globe and Mail wrote about Shawn Micallef's involvement in the Stroll City project:

[From the Globe and Mail.]

In fall of 2010, Onestop Media and Shawn Micallef, the author of Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto, teamed up for 'Stroll City', an interactive project that featured Micallef's city explorations on Onestop's network of TTC screens throughout Toronto.

On Saturday, May 21, CBC program 'Fresh Air' kicked off something called the Cross Country Bookshelf. Listeners are encouraged to select a list of the top 5 books that are "must reads" about any region in the country.

The June 2011 issue of Quill & Quire features an interview with author Sean Dixon about the story behind and journey to publishing his new novel The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn. Below is an excerpt: