This week on Desk Space, Matthew Tierney (The Hayflick Limit) talks about his writing habits and invites us into his literary lab. That's one steep view out his window — an appropriate one for the author of phobia poems.
Take a look at the desk space of Sina Queyras (Expressway), which is profiled this week on desk-space.blogspot.com, along with an interview with the author about her writing habits and current projects.
Visit Desk Space to view the books, photos, stuffed animals and figurines (can you find Colonel Sanders?) adorning the corners where poets Jeramy Dodds (Crabwise to the Hounds) and David McGimpsey (Sitcom) burn the midnight oil.
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.
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