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X Poetics says that Zolf gives us 'much to think about and feel'

By Robin Tremblay-McGaw
X Poetics
September 22 2014

Yesterday afternoon at ATA on Valencia at 21st in San Francisco, SMALL PRESS TRAFFIC presented RACHEL ZOLF with special guests  SIRAMA BAJO, DAVID BUUCK and ERIKA STAITI.  The afternoon included a film, reading, and polyvocal performance from Janey’s Arcadia (Coach House, 2014), "an aversive, conversive reckoning with the ongoing errors of Canadian settler-colonialism."

Here's how Coach House describes Janey's Arcadia:

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Shawn Micallef & Yahoo! Finance Canada chat about THE TROUBLE WITH BRUNCH

By Gail Johnson
Yahoo! Finance Canada | Pay Day
September 16 2014

Growing up in working-class Windsor, Ontario, Shawn Micallef remembers the times he and his family would go out for brunch to celebrate a special occasion. When he moved to Toronto, where people regularly line up for the late-morning meal, even if it comes with surly and slow service, he began to see the Sunday ritual not just as an obsession of but also a defining characteristic of the middle class.

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Publishers Weekly dedicates a full-page, illustrated Signature review to CINEMA OF THE PRESENT

By Alex Crowley
Publishers Weekly
September 15 2014

(The print review includes images of the four different back covers for Cinema of the Present, designed by Hadley+Maxwell.)

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Buried in the Crackpot file: a review of The Stonehenge Letters by Harry Karlinsky

By Dee
Editorial Eyes
July 1 2014

“I share in confidence that a year ago I chose to will the bulk of my fortune to the formation of a series of prizes. These will be for worthy individuals whose works have benefited mankind…I now plan to will part of my fortune for the creation of an addition prize—to be awarded to the outstanding man or woman amongst these prizewinners who can solve the mystery of Stonehenge.“

- The Stonehenge Letters, Harry Karlinsky

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The Jewish Book Council loves 'IN LOVE WITH ART'

By Tahneer Oksman
Jewish Book Council
September 13 2014

In his preface to In Love With Art: Françoise Mouly's Adventures in Comics With Art Spiegelman, comics reporter and critic Jeet Heer writes about how his short book is, in part, a corrective to the lack of attention generally given to comics visionary Françoise Mouly. As founder, editor, and publisher of the groundbreaking Raw magazine along with her husband Art Spiegelman, and more recently as art editor of theNew Yorker, Mouly has made a strong mark in the world of comics, publishing, and the arts.

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Eclectic Ruckus says SCHOOL well worth attending

By Douglas Barbour
Eclectic Ruckus
September 4 2014

Back in January 2011, reviewing Jan Currin’s The Inquisition Yours, I suggested that she is working an interesting anti-lyric poetic, in which the ‘I’s of the poems mingle, mix, & often seem close to the poet in the conventional lyric manner but never fix themselves or their action in such a site. This remains true in School, a sometimes exhilarating, sometimes frightening, always intriguing collection of advice, admonitions, exhortations, reminiscences, cris-de-couer, in which some I is always alert & on the move. But to where?

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The CookBookslut talks THE TROUBLE WITH BRUNCH

By Teri Vlassopoulos
Bookslut
August 30 2014

Foodies, people who care about food but cringe at the term "foodies," and viewers of Iron Chef are familiar with Brillat-Savarin's aphorism, "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are." Reductive, yes, but maybe one can deduce something crucial about a person by what they ingest.

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Pank Magazine hails BROOM BROOM as the emergence of a significant new voice

By Adam Sol
Pank Magazine
August 29 2014

Grief is one of our first reasons for inventing poetry: the urge to inscribe a loss that cannot be recovered. Gilgamesh’s Enkidu, Homer’s Achilles, Jeremiah’s Jerusalem, Shelley’s Keats, Ginsberg’s mother, Olds’ father, Mary Jo Bang’s son – all have been memorably recorded and mourned in verse.

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The Los Angeles Review loves the personal mythology Hancock creates in BROOM BROOM

By Michael Luke Benedetto
The Los Angeles Review
August 29 2014

Broom Broom
Poems by Brecken Hancock
Coach House Books, April 2014
ISBN-13: 978-1552452882
$17.95; 69pp.
Reviewed by Michael Luke Benedetto

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Toronto Life excerpts 'What is brunch, anyway?'

Toronto Life
August 22 2014

From Toronto Life:

Toronto writer Shawn Micallef believes we should all be thinking a lot more about brunch. His new book, The Trouble With Brunch, was published last month by Coach House Books; it’s part-autobiography, part-history, and part-dissertation, all with the aim of examining the relationship between the weekend ritual and shifting attitudes toward class and leisure. Here’s an excerpt.

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