Pleased as punch.

September 27, 2010

We’re delighted to share an invitation Mansfield Press’s fall launch on Tuesday, October 14, where TERU cofounder Leigh Nash will be launching her first collection of poetry, Goodbye, Ukulele, alongside several other talented poets (and one non-fiction writer!).

Mansfield Press celebrates a decade of exciting literary publishing with the launch of five new books, readings by alumni of the press, door prizes, great conversation, munchies, and general hoopla! This party also marks the debut voyage of a new Mansfield imprint: “a stuart ross book”.

The launches:

Imagining Toronto — Amy Lavender Harris
Goodbye, Ukulele — Leigh Nash
At the Gates of the Theme Park — Peter Norman
Stray Dog Embassy — Natasha Nuhanovic
Winter Sport: Poems — Priscila Uppal

with guest appearances by Margaret Christakos, Diana Fitzgerald Bryden, Corrado Paina, and Ann Shin — the full line-up from Mansfield’s first year!

Hosted by Denis De Klerck and Stuart Ross

On the road again

September 1, 2010

In just over a week, we’re off to the Brooklyn Book Festival (September 12) – along with the fabulous Toronto Poetry Vendors – to hock our literary wares and test our luck at fame and fortune. We’ll have chapbooks and broadsides for sale, so tell all of your New York friends to swing by!

This coming Saturday, July 24, TERU will be participating in the Barns Art Market (BAM!) at Artscape Wychwood Barns (address: 601 Christie Street) from 10:00AM – 5:00PM.  Admission is free!

Come and peruse our selection of broadsides (designed for the 2010 Scream Literary Festival). The Barns Art Market is an exhibition and sale of artworks including painting, photography, ceramic arts and various other media … we’re told it takes place in the Covered Street (Barn 2) at the Artscape Wychwood Barns.

Also taking place on July 24 is  Event Horizon: a lecture and discussion on what it means to be avant-garde from 12-5pm at Of Swallows, Their Deeds, and the Winter Below (283 College St).

Artistic Director Bill Kennedy holds a lecture and discussion on David Antin’s what it means to be avant-garde in relation to this year’s Scream Literary Festival. The sympathetic and the skeptical are equally welcome. Foregone conclusions are not. The $20 admission includes a copy of the TERU edition, with the remaining proceeds going to The Toronto New School of Writing.

It’s here! We’ve produced broadsides for 10 of tonight’s 12 Scream in High Park Mainstage readers – Gil Adamson, Tony Burgess, Angela Carr, Brian Joseph Davis, Jeff Derksen, Linh Dinh, Michael Lista, Damian Rogers, Ken Sparling and Sherwin Tjia – with a mix of new and old work. Collect them all!

The ephemera we’ve produced for other Scream events will be available for purchase following the Scream, too. Visit our Etsy shop beginning July 14, 2010!

No, we didn’t partake in any of the G20 hootenanny last weekend.

We’ve partnered with a far more radical cause: This year, TERU is working with the Scream Literary Festival to produce limited-run chapbooks and broadsides for a variety of Scream events. For the next week, we’ll be your personal “chapmen” – though of a more gender-equal variety – and itinerant dealers in all things Scream.

Look for a full list of works we’ll be publishing soon.

Save This Ain’t!

June 25, 2010

One of our favourite bookstores ever, This Ain’t the Rosedale Library, has fallen upon hard times, and one of our favourite presses ever, Pedlar Press, is trying to help them out.

On Saturday, June 26, from 9 am to 1 pm, all Pedlar titles on the table will be $5 or $10. Half the proceeds will go to This Ain’t The Rosedale Library. Stop by the corner of Madison & Dupont, or in the event of rain, the porch at 191 Madison Avenue, south of Dupont. You can view the Pedlar Press catalogue here.

Aaron Tucker has had poems and reviews published in magazines across Canada and is currently working on a poetry project tentatively titled apartments, a portion of which was published by the Emergency Response Unit as a chapbook (recently shortlisted for the bpNichol Chapbook Award), and above/ground press. He also edits and contributes to the online review site He teaches and writes in Toronto.

Read the full interview.

Hip Hip Hooray!

May 30, 2010

What wonderful news! The shortlist for the bpNichol Chapbook Award was leaked Thursday, May 27, and to our delight, Aaron Tucker’s fabulous chapbook apartments made the list. Three cheers for Aaron, and the rest of the shortlist:

Aaron Tucker, apartments, The Emergency Response Unit

Mark Callanan, Sea Legend, Frog Hollow Press

Larisssa Lai, Eggs in the Basement, Nomados

Alisha Piercy, you have hair like flags, flags that point in many directions at once but cannot pinpoint land when lost at sea, Your Lips To Mine Press

The winner will be announced at the bpNichol Chapbook Award Night, Wednesday, June 23, 2010. Check out the Facebook Invite for further details.

February 3, 2010

A Launch Party Sixty-Five Million Years In The Making. Well, more like six months, but hey – thanks for your patience.

Thursday, January 28, 2010 | 7:30 pm
The Supermarket, 268 Augusta Avenue, Toronto

DINOSAUR PORN has been lovingly edited and designed by the DIY dream team combination of Ferno House and The Emergency Response Unit. This is a limited-edition, lovingly handcrafted, and perfect bound collection of poetry and fiction.

DINOSAUR PORN features the prehistoric poetry and/or fleshy fiction of Louise Bak, Gary Barwin, David Brock, Andrew Faulkner, Warren Dean Fulton, Spencer Gordon, Corrigan Hammond, Joe Hickey, Penn Kemp, Henry Lee, Christine McNair, Dave Miller, Nathaniel G. Moore, James Nadel, Leigh Nash, Kenneth Pobo, Shannon Rayne, Carey Toane, Jordan Trethewey, and Sara Wilson.

So join us for a night of merryment, and come pick up this weighty tome for a mere $15. Other chapbooks released by Ferno House and The Emergency Response Unit will be availble for sale, as well.

To help us hatch this behemoth, we’ve invited some contributors to come and read their work. Come see readings by:

Louise Bak, Gary Barwin, David Brock, David Miller, Nathaniel G. Moore, Christine McNair, and Carey Toane.

Get a taste of the action here.