Capital Xtra!, Ottawa's LGBT biweekly paper, ran a profile on author and artist Sherwin Tjia on April 15, 2009. The profile, written by Lorraine Garrison, paid special attention to Tjia's poetry collection The World Is A Heartbreaker.
Nicole Brossard, the critically lauded author of Fences in Breathing, was interviewed by Xtra! on the eve of the publication of her new novel and its launch in Toronto. Journalist Alice Lawlor asked her questions about Fences in Breathing and the politics of loving another woman:
Sina Queyras on alienation, poetry, queer sexuality and car culture (the latter is the subject of her new collection, Expressway) in this week's Xtra!:
'It's easy to spot Sina Queyras in a crowd. She's the one standing on the fringes of the group, fiddling with her camera or writing in a notebook. "I am usually marked as 'outsider,' she says — an observation that feeds into her poetry.
Nathalie Stephens has published two books this year: the English auto-translation of Je Natahanael (BookThug; $15) and Touch To Affliction (Coach House; $17). These aren't collections of poems so much as poetic books. In some ways, each book continues where the last one ended, creating a cumulative narrative.
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.