Books published by Coach House Press


Coach House Press | July 23, 2019 | 115 pages
In a five-chapter book of experimental verse, each chapter uses only one vowel, with the vowel taking on its own personality, in a volume that also includes other poems about vowels and language in general.  More Info

Local Motion

Coach House Press | July 23, 2019 | 221 pages
Decisions about the things that matter most on a daily basis - our roads and schools and houses - happen at the city level. So, how do we influence these decisions? What motivates ordinary citizens to take action and improve their community? How do neighbours organize together? Does City Hall... More Info

Chase and Haven

Coach House Press | October 1, 2008 | 250 pages
"Haven is fiercely protective of her little brother, Chase, spiriting him away when their father's temper is about to flare again. She hides the bread so he'll have something to eat and she teaches him how to make himself invisible, how to read the signs. But when that's no longer enough to keep... More Info


Coach House Press | October 30, 2009 | 274 pages
Longlisted for the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize, "Lemon" is the story of a teenaged girl with the numbers against her.  More Info

The Milk Chicken Bomb

Coach House Press | April 15, 2007 | 291 pages
The kid sells lemonade. Not a lot of people buy lemonade, especially now that it's winter, but the kid makes good lemonade, even if his friend Mullen thinks it ought to be sweeter. They don't talk much with the other ten-year-olds - most of the others are Dead Kids anyway. Except for Jenny Tierney,... More Info

American Standard/Canada Dry

Coach House Press | April 20, 2005 | 117 pages
With Canada / US relations in the proverbial toilet (American Standard, of course), Stephen Cain’s third book blenderizes ‘pop’ culture, politics and poetry to befuddle the border. From the Howl-like opening rant about the militarism of the US to the satirical ‘History of Canada,’ this... More Info

Safety of War

Coach House Press | November 20, 2004 | 300 pages
David spends his days as an underworked copy writer for an ad agency and his nights lost in old war movies, fantasizing about his strange teenage cousin and revisiting his father's suicide. His dreary life is upended when he finds himself at the mysterious Chaos Farm, a lavish wilderness retreat... More Info

Pulpy and Midge

Coach House Press | October 28, 2007 | 228 pages
A hilariously deadpan, wincingly funny take on one office innocent's workplace coming-of-age.  More Info


Coach House Press | October 20, 2004 | 83 pages
Can a breakup break you apart? In Self-Titled, Geoffrey Brown stares into a mirror and writes what he sees, what he thinks, what he feels. The result? A self-portrait that's at once comic and psychotic, a complex consciousness captured in crystalline prose. Memories, manias, miasmas – Brown... More Info