One of the fine Coach House titles launching this April is Gabe Foreman's debut poetry collection, A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People. This encyclopedia is not your average reference book. It turns a series of sociological case studies of various stereotypes into a functional encyclopedia that doubles as a unique, achingly funny, always engaging collection of poems.

The Coach House exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario may have been disassembled, but you can still visit the exhibit virtually on the Coach House site.

With photos and pieces from the show Canadian Art in the 1960s & 1970s through the lens of Coach House Press, which was featured in the Signy Eaton Gallery of the Art Gallery of Ontario from November 2008 to February 2011, our 'thru the lens' gallery recreates the experience of viewing the show:

It's been months since the last Coach House launch, and we hope our absence has made your hearts grow fonder. On Wednesday, April 27, Revival at 783 College Street will transform into a den of book lust as Coach House launches two new novels, two debut poetry collections and one amazing poetry re-issue!

Fall in love with Coach House's poetry and fiction titles all over again:

A poem from Gary Barwin's The Porcupinity of the Stars has been featured in the ambitious public art / political action project in Dublin, Ireland, called Upstart.

At Open Book Toronto, writer-in-residence Jeff Latosik (Tiny, Frantic, Stronger) talked with a.rawlings on March 22, 2011. In this interview, Latosik catches up with a.rawlings and discusses her debut book Wide slumber for lepidopterists and some of many interests, including volcanoes, interdisciplinary arts and turntabling.

Here's a sample:

Throughout March, the CBC Book Club is talking Words & Music, talking to authors about how music affects their writing process.

To ring in St. Patrick's Day on Thursday, March 17, all of our books with green (or mostly green) covers are 20% off. Many Coach House favourites, from Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whip to Guy Maddin's My Winnipeg to Shannon Bramer's The Refrigerator Memory all share an emerald hue.

On Wednesday, March 14, the finalists for the 23rd Lambda Literary Awards were announced, selecting the finest examples of LGBT literature in 2011.

Coach House is thrilled to announce that Jen Currin's poetry collection, The Inquisition Yours, has been shortlisted for a Lambda Award in the category of Lesbian Poetry. Currin is up for the awards with Elizabeth Colen, Anna Swanson, Eleanor Lerman and Laurie MacFayden.

On Monday, March 14, the Manitoba Writers’ Guild and the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers announced the Manitoba Book Awards shortlists. The awards, honouring Manitoba writers and publishers, are given in a number of categories, from fiction to children's books.

In the National Post's books section on Saturday, March 12, they asked the authors of some of this spring's most anticipated books (including Monoceros's Suzette Mayr and The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn's Sean Dixon) to tell them the books they arere most looking forward to reading this Spring.

Here were Suzette Mayr's and Sean Dixon's responses: