2009 Griffin Poetry Prize finalists Jeramy Dodds (Crabwise to the Hounds) and Kevin Connolly (Revolver), along with winner A. F. Moritz (The Sentinel), read and discuss their poetry with host Tom Howell on CBC's The Next Chapter. Additional, unedited material has been added since the podcast was originally posted, under the title 'Party with the Poets.'
Jeramy Dodds (Crabwise to the Hounds) is interviewed by Open Book: Toronto for their Trillium Finalist Series. Visit the site to enter a contest for an Ontario Authors Prizepack, which includes the nine English-language Trillium-nominated books. The 22nd Annual Trillium Award winners are announced on June 16, 2009.
2009 Griffin Poetry Prize finalists Jeramy Dodds (Crabwise to the Hounds) and Kevin Connolly (Revolver), along with winner A. F. Moritz (The Sentinel), read and discuss their poetry with host Tom Howell on CBC's The Next Chapter.
The Toronto Star's Vit Wagner talks to Jeramy Dodds about his Griffin Poetry Prize nomination on the eve of the shortlist readings, which are given on June 2nd, 2009 at a sold-out MacMillan theatre in Toronto to a crowd of 850.
From the interview:
'I understand that this is a huge honour for a first book,' says Dodds, chatting earlier this week in a Toronto coffee shop. 'It's a little overwhelming.'
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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