A Very Virtual Coach House Fall!
We’ve launched some remarkable titles so far this fall. Fauna and Watch Your Head tackle the climate crisis, Avant Desire brings together selections that trace Nicole Brossard’s fusion of lesbian feminist desire with innovation, experimentation, and activism; and Entering Sappho and Word Problems are two poetry collections that are not to be missed.
In case you couldn’t make the live events, read on to relive the magic of our launches all over again and dive into our new titles!
On September 29th, Christiane Vadnais and Pablo Strauss were joined in conversation as they discussed Fauna, a collection of ten lush and bracing linked climate fictions that depict a world gorgeous and terrifying in its likeness to our own. Watch the launch here!
On October 7th, we had a celebration unlike any other for the launch of Watch Your head, an anthology of poems, stories, essays, and artwork that sound the alarm on the present and future consequences of the climate emergency. Co-hosted with Knife Fork Book, the evening was filled with powerful visual art and striking readings from contributors across the world. Watch the launch here!
On October 9th, Nicole Brossard was joined by editors Geneviève Robichaud, Erin Wunker, and Sina Queyras for an evening of readings and lively discussion for the launch of Avant Desire: A Nicole Brossard Reader. Avant Desire situates Brossard’s thinking across her oeuvre as that of a writer whose sights are always cast toward the horizon. Devotees of Brossard will be invigorated by the range of previously unavailable materials included here, while new readers will find a thread of inquiry that is more than a mere introduction to her complex body of work. Watch the launch here!
On October 13th, Sarah Dowling and Sonnet L’Abbé celebrated Entering Sappho, a collection of poetry about an abandoned town named for the classical lesbian that leads to questions about history and settlement. Sarah and Sonnet read from their respective books, followed by an insightful Q&A with the audience. Watch the launch here!
On October 14th, Ian Williams was joined by Paul Vermeersch and James Lindsay for an exciting evening of poetry for the launch of Word Problems. They each read from their new books, created an improvised mashup of their poetry, and engaged in a thoughtful moderated discussion. In Word Problems, Williams uses his characteristic inventiveness to find not just new answers but new questions, reconsidering what poetry can be, using math and grammar lessons to shape poems that invite us to participate in the frustration of how tough the issues of our time are to solve. Watch the launch here!
We hope you check out these incredible books and join us online for the launch of Swivelmount in November (details coming soon)!