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

Coach House Books is both thrilled and astounded to announce that three of our recent titles were named as finalists for the Trillium Book Award earlier today!

Thom Vernon has been travelling through Florida to promote his new novel, The Drifts this month, and was recently featured in the South Florida Gay News.

The winner of this year's Griffin Poetry Prize will be announced on Thursday, June 3, and many publications have been running stories on the nominees, who include Coach House poet Kate Hall (The Certainty Dream) .

From Barbara Carey, in the Toronto Star:

Coach House Books has won the Small Press Publisher of the Year Award from the Canadian Booksellers Association!

Coach House poet kevin mcpherson eckhoff and Jacob McArthur Mooney recently had an email conversation about Rhapsodomancy, experimentation and the importance of play in poetry.

'Jacob McArthur Mooney: Specifically with this book, would you advise people to try and learn something about the source alphabets first, or experience the text ignorant? ...

'blogTO: What's the best thing about living in Cabbagetown? What are some of your favourite spots in the neighbourhood?

'As Toronto grows into a more mature, more compelling city, a new group of non-academic, street-smart urbanists has emerged to appreciate it – with-it young writers, architects and men and women about town who love big cities and see things in Toronto that most of us miss. Shawn Micallef is one of the sharpest of this sharp-eyed breed ...

'For Micallef, every walk about the city gives the 36-year-old writer an opportunity to see new sights, find new secrets and uncover new angles and ways to look at Toronto. And walk he does. For the past six years, Micallef has penned his column, Psychogeography (formerly Stroll) for Eye Weekly, and in the process has become Toronto’s unofficial tour guide, the flâneur of Hogtown.

Thom Vernon recently sat down with Chris Dupuis of Xtra to discuss his new novel, The Drifts.

'Though he grew up primarily in Lansing, Michigan, Vernon’s family originally hailed from Arkansas, and he often travelled there in the summer.