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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.

On Tuesday, May 18, Open Book Toronto was at Lula Lounge to celebrate the launch of Shawn Micallef's new book, Stroll.

'Would-be flâneurs and psychogeophers alike packed themselves into Lula Lounge for a chance to hear Micallef speak about his column-turned-book, his love for the city and how it all got started.'

Coach House poet Jordan Scott (Blert) has been featured in the second issue of Influency Salon, an online poetry magazine.

Torontoist books editor James Grainger recently spoke to Shawn Micallef about Stroll, and the art of being a flaneur.

'Torontoist: Is it better, generally, to know more or less about the geography and history of a neighbourhood before exploring it? ...

Shawn Micallef recently took a walk with Suzannah Showler of Torontoist to talk about his new book Stroll, launching tonight (May 18) at Lula Lounge.