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Coach House Books Fall 2014 Launch

Coach House Books has been octopi-ing poetry since 1965, and this fall, we are ten-tickled by our kracken lineup.

Allow us to draw you into The Garrison by the hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, on Wed., Oct. 15, as we celebrate our poets, and launch their amazing new books into the world:

- ON MALICE - The new collection from Griffin-winning KEN BABSTOCK, On Malice is a bad mist, a digitized weather front trying to watch the surveillance from inside it, and to sit vigil at our convalescence as an alien witness.

- THE POETIC EDDA - In this rousing line-by-line translation, award-winning poet JERAMY DODDS transmits the Old Icelandic text into English, placing it in the hands of poetry fans and academics alike, without chipping the patina of the original.

- DOWN - With cameos by Frank O'Hara, Frank Ocean, Aaliyah and the Temptations, disorientation and defamiliarization yank fresh feeling from banal sentiments in this playful new collection from acclaimed poet SARAH DOWLING.

- CINEMA OF THE PRESENT - One of Publishers Weekly's most anticipated books of fall 2014, LISA ROBERTSON's masterful new long poem is a 25-frames-per-second look at the kinetic, cinematic self.

- JANEY'S ARCADIA - From award-winning poet RACHEL ZOLF, this is an unflinchingly subversive, aversive, conversive poetic look at the Canadian settler-colonial experience.

We're not squiding you: we're really proud of the books our poets have inked this season. Short readings will begin around 8:30 p.m., and you can well arm yourself with books to octopi your shelves throughout the entire evening!

Can't wait to see you, friends. Let's get invertebrated over poetry!

Coach House Books Fall 2014 Launch

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