Tightrope Books is proud to present the launch of its much-anticipated new anthology series, The Best Canadian Poetry. The evening’s celebration will include readings by Canada’s best poets, including Jim Nason, Dani Couture, Sadiqa de Meier, Michael Lista, Al Moritz, David Seymour, and more.
Tuesday November 11 2008 7:30 p.m. Revival, 783 College Street West (at Shaw) Toronto, ON.
From a long list of one hundred poems drawn from Canadian literary journals magazines, this year’s guest editor, award winning poet Stephanie Bolster, has chosen fifty of the best Canadian poems published in 2007. With this anthology readers, baffled by proliferating poems and poets, can for the first time tap into the remarkable and vibrant Canadian poetry scene. Readers are invited to explore the currents and cross-currents of poetry in a distinguished volume distilled by a round robin of esteemed editorial taste.
About the editors:
Molly Peacock is the author of five volumes of poetry, including Cornucopia: New & Selected Poems. She is the Poetry Editor of the Literary Review of Canada. Before she emigrated to Canada in1992, she was one of the creators of Poetry in Motion in New York City, and she served as an early advisor to Poetry On The Way. Her reviews and essays have appeared in the Globe and Mail, and her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and the TLS. She lives in Toronto.
Stephanie Bolster‘s first book, White Stone: The Alice Poems, won the Governor General’s Award and the Gerald Lampert Award in 1998. She has also published Two Bowls of Milk, which won the Archibald Lampman Award and was shortlisted for the Trillium Award. Her work has appeared in literary journals internationally and has also garnered her the Bronwen Wallace Award, the Norma Epstein Award, and The Malahat Review’s Long Poem Prize. Her several chapbooks include, most recently, Biodme and Past the Roman Arena. Raised in Burnaby, B.C., she now lives in Montreal, where she teaches in the creative writing programme at Concordia University.
Tightrope believes this anthology will be a meaningful contribution to the ongoing literary dialogue in Canada as well as a way to bring the best of Canadian poetry to the attention of the reading public in both Canada and the world.