This spring, Coach House is publishing poet David Seymour's highly anticipated new collection, For Display Purposes Only. Open Book Toronto sat down to ask David Seymour about his poetic influences and practices on April 13, 2013. An excerpt of the interview follows, but you can read the full interview at Open Book Toronto.
It sure beats working for a living. No, but I've had a lot less fun in jobs. There is great material every day. The characters are riveting to write about. I think you said it was the best political reporting gig in the country right now, and I think I agree with you about that. But as a citizen, I find it frustrating and depressing sometimes, when the clown show takes over.
In late November 2012, Spencer Gordon, author of Cosmo, was interviewed by Ottawa area radio station CHUO's Mitchell Caplan, for the show 'CLICK HERE'. Over the course of the ten-minute interview, they talk about realism, celebrity and Gordon reads a sample from the story 'The Land of Plenty.'
Sarah Pinder, author of the stunning new poetry collection, Cutting Room, took fellow Coach House author Jonathan Ball's '8-Ball Questionnaire,' answering eight questions about her book and writing, including one question she was told to select herself.
An excerpt of the interview follows, but you can read the full piece at jonathanball.com:
1. What do you want to talk about – which question do you wish interviewers would ask, and what is your answer?
On September 25, Open Book Toronto spoke with poet Matthew Tierney about his new collection Probably Inevitable. During their interview, they discussed his path to becoming a poet, some of his favourite recent poetry collections and how he finds inspiration:
Open Book: Can you describe an experience that you believe contributed to your becoming a poet?
The Winnipeg Review caught wind of Winnipeg writer Jonathan Ball's new poetry collection The Politics of Knives and thought they should ask him a few questions. Author and interviewer Maurice Mierau asked Ball a few questions about the specific sequences in The Politics of Knives, his interest and violence and more. An excerpt appears below:
In addition to being the start of the summer movie season, a time for flowers and the last name of Rod Stewart's friend Maggie, May is also the month of Doors Open Toronto and the start of Book Expo America! But here's the thing about May: it's the fifth month of the year, and as such (and because we're stumped for sale ideas), we're taking a fifth of the price off every title on the Coach House site!
From May 30 to June 1, the largest publishing event in North America – Book Expo America (or 'BEA' to those in 'the biz') – is hosted at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, and Coach House will be there. Like every year, the Expo provides booksellers and publishing industry workers a preview of exciting new things happening in the world of books.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council of the Arts, the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund, the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Media Development Corporation for our publishing activities.