Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Coach House Poets Hit the Rails

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Coach House Poets Hit the Rails

Fun story! We just heard from Evan Munday that late this April, in celebration of National Poetry Month, Ontario poets Jeramy Dodds and Matthew Tierney, to support their newest books, will ride the rails from city to city on a VIA Rail-sponsored poetry tour.

Two on a Choo-Choo: The Dodds & Tierney Poetry Train will take the Ontario poets from Toronto to Vancouver, and back to Ottawa, in the comfort of a VIA train, as they read at venues throughout National Poetry Month. This grand tour runs Sunday, April 19, to Thursday, April 30.

Jeramy Dodds lives in Orono, Ontario. His poems have been translated into Finnish, French, Latvian, Swedish, German and Icelandic. In 2007 he held a residency at the Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators on the island of Götland, Sweden. He is the winner of the 2006 Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award and the 2007 CBC Literary Award in poetry. He works as a research archaeologist and co-edits for littlefishcartpress. He will read from Crabwise to the Hounds: "The most exciting Canadian debut this year, hands down," says the Poetry Foundation.

Matthew Tierney will read from his highly anticipated second collection, The Hayflick Limit. He is the author of one previous book of poetry, Full speed through the morning dark, and he has been published in journals and magazines across Canada. In 2005, he won first and second place in This Magazine’s Great Canadian Literary Hunt. In 2006, he was a recipient of a K. M. Hunter Award. Tierney lives in Toronto.

For more information on the tour, please visit

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