Books published by Coach House Books

Mad Long Emotion

Coach House Books | March 10, 2019 | 88 pages
Desire and dieffenbachias: new poems from the award-winning author of Otter .Mad Long Emotion wants to talk flora to fauna like you. Loosestrife shoos away humans and green carnations flirt with handsome men. Numerous species, both spiny and spineless, prove as invasive as desire: from Great Lake... More Info

Twenty-One Cardinals

Coach House Books | June 1, 2015 | 176 pages
From the author and translator of And the Birds Rained Down, a 2015 CBC Canada Reads selection Winner of the 2015 Governor General's Literary Award for French-to-English Translation An abandoned mine. A large family driven by honour. And a source of pain, buried deep in the ground. We're nothing... More Info

Country Club

Coach House Books | October 19, 2015 | 88 pages
"Country Club" springboards from the inner rings of corporate America into a world where freedom is measured in football fields.  More Info

Mission Creep

Coach House Books | October 6, 2015 | 104 pages
A spun radio dial passing clean through poetry. A stuttering loop of Endgame recorded by Stockhausen, remixed by Kraftwerk. The chatter of minotaurs and metadata. Transmissions from far-off futures or new pasts, recordings from a recoded present topped off with a cherry. Evel Knievel, above it all,... More Info

The Xenotext

Coach House Books | September 21, 2015 | 200 pages
Enciphered in a bacterium, "The Xenotext" is the world's first living poem.  More Info

The Ward

Coach House Books | May 15, 2015 | 320 pages
From the 1870s to the 1950s, waves of immigrants to Toronto Irish, Jewish, Chinese and Italian, among others landed in The Ward' in the centre of downtown. Deemed a slum, the area was crammed with derelict housing and ethnic' businesses; it was razed in the 1950s to make way for a grand civic plaza... More Info

The City Still Breathing

Coach House Books | November 12, 2013 | 200 pages
"This is a book with brains and muscle, resonant and intense, and Matthew Heiti is a prodigious talent, the spooky bard of mullets and muffin-tops, grow-ops and stolen snakeskin boots on Highway 69." ? Mark Anthony Jarman A body is found on the side of a highway but goes missing, making its way,... More Info


Coach House Books | November 12, 2013 | 120 pages
"Alphabetic dismantling, syntactic play, essaying words backwards and 4words (as she might say), Christakos manifests forensic clarity and telegraphic fortitude in this unsettling work."?Rachel Blau DuPlessis Margaret Christakos's eighth collection, Multitudes, is a moving, witty foray into a... More Info

All My Friends Are Superheroes

Coach House Books | June 1, 2013 | 140 pages
A tenth anniversary edition of the worldwide cult favorite, now with new material and illustrations.  More Info

The Drifts

Coach House Books | January 26, 2011 | 250 pages
As a blizzard buries the ground, it uncovers the resentments, hopes, and aches of a small town in northeastern Arkansas. Julie ?nds herself, at forty-six, unexpectedly expectant. Her husband, Charlie, has ended his affair with Wilson, but he's found a new and unusual kind of intimacy--with a calf.... More Info

The Edible City

Coach House Books | January 26, 2011 | 360 pages
If a city is its people, and its people are what they eat, then shouldn't food play a larger role in our dialogue about how and where we live? The food of a metropolis is essential to its character. Native plants, proximity to farmland, the locations of supermarkets, immigration, food-security... More Info


Coach House Books | April 11, 2009 | 216 pages
Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book! Nine-year-old Phineas William Walsh has an encyclopedic knowledge of the natural world. What he can't understand is people and why they're poisoning the planet around him. Shouldn't everyone be losing sleep over the fact that so... More Info

Spare Parts Plus Two

Coach House Books | June 1, 2002 | 95 pages
A welfare cheque floats down the river, a cowboy spreads the Word of the Lord and crotches tick like clocks: the world of Spare Parts is unpredictable, evocative and vividly distorted. Its initial appearance, in 1981, caused a stir; at a time when linear narrative was the m.o. of feminist writing,... More Info