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.'
Have you heard the news? Coach House is starting a book club! We're calling it — get ready — the Coach House Book Club.
Why are we starting a book club, you ask? Well, we feel this isn't so much a book club as it is a gathering of the Coach House community and those who want to get to know their favourite author in an informal, relaxed setting — but just calling it a 'book club' seemed like the clearest way of encapsulating all of that.
Since our founding in 1965, Coach House has been committed to printing and publishing innovative poetry of the highest quality. With that mandate in mind, we want to make sure we're doing all that we can to share our poets' work with you!
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.