Christian Bök (Eunoia, Crystallography) will appear on CityTV's Breakfast Television in Calgary on Tuesday, January 13. Tune in for a rare chance to catch the poet, renowned for his masterful performances, in the audio-visual medium!
In the wake of Eunoia's popularity in the U.K. this fall, Canadian newspapers are once again uncovering the phenomenon of the univocal lipogram. Trace the fourteen-year saga in the following interviews with Christian Bök, the author of one of the very few works of avant-garde poetry to exhibit major mainstream appeal in our time.
The New Year begins on the Fourth of January at 7:30 p.m. at Hamilton's Lit Live reading series. The first reading of 2009 will feature Coach House poet Jeramy Dodds (Crabwise to the Hounds), as well as Linda Frank, Ross Belot and Valerie Nielsen.
LiT LiVe Reading Series
featuring Jeramy Dodds, Linda Frank, Ross Belot and Valerie Nielsen
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Sky Dragon Centre, 27 King William Street
Jen Currin (Hagiography) leads a workshop on the subtle art of the prose poem at the White Rock Arts Council Gallery from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The fee is $35 and the workshop is limited to 12 participants, so pre-registration is required. Phone 604-536-8333 to reserve your spot!
Prose poem workshop with Jen Currin
Saturday, January 23, 2009
White Rock Arts Council Gallery, 90-1959 152nd Street
South Surrey, BC
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Poet Jeramy Dodds speaks to the Arthur (his alma mater, Trent University's paper) about Crabwise to the Hounds ('It is both my oldest work and my newest, due to an unrestrained addiction to editing'), the influence of southern Ontario landscapes on the images in his book and more. But don't get your hopes up -- Dodds saves his writing advice for 'highly-motivated shut-ins or terrorists.'
Gary Barwin (Raising Eyebrows, Outside the Hat) is interviewed by Sina Queyras (Lemon Hound) in a new post on her poetry blog. Barwin talks about his rather uncanny visual art and signs off with a complementary poem.
No matter what you celebrate – Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwaanza, Raven-Symoné's birthday – or whether you celebrate nothing at all, everybody loves a good deal. And this December, Coach House has a great holiday deal for you. All our books (print, electronic, old and new) are 25% off the usual retail price, and we'll waive any shipping fees. That's right! It's like we're like Amazon but we pay taxes! So if you know of someone who'd love the gift of a Coach House book, now's your chance to win brownie points while saving money, with our Ludi-crèche Holiday Sale!
Want to purchase some Coach House gifts for the holidays, but need to browse? This December, in addition to the many fine booksellers that stock our titles, Torontonians can visit the ToronTOpia Pop-up Store for their Coach House needs.
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.