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Rochdale Rhymes and Readings

By Tightrope Books | March 13th, 2012 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

 

Date:  Thurs, March 29, 2012

Time:  8pm – 11pm

Location: Regal Beagle Pub – 355 Bloor St. W. (near Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto)

Features: Robert Priest, Cathy Petch and David Clink

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Rochdale Rhymes and Readings Event

We’re back for our March event. Get ready for National Poetry Month with an excellent lineup of Robert Priest, Cathy Petch and David Clink. As always, there’s an open mic (nine spots, first come, first serve).

David Clink is the Board President of the Rowers Pub Reading Series. David has two collections of poetry: Eating Fruit Out of Season (Tightrope Books, 2008) and Monster, (Tightrope Books, 2010). He edited the poetry anthology A Verdant Green (Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, 2010). His next collection of poetry, Crouching Yak, Hidden Emu, which is a collection of humorous verse, will be coming out in the Fall of 2012.

Cathy Petch is a playwright, spoken word artist, performer, musician and lighting designer. She hosts the Plasticine Poetry Series, which turned five this year. Petch was recently published in Toronto Quarterly Magazine, and her book Late Night Knife Fights has just been published by Lyricalmyrical Press. She is a member of the 2011 Toronto Poetry Slam Team and of the Collaborative group PENTA. Petch is happiest onstage.

Robert Priest is the author of fifteen books of poetry. His most recent book is Reading the Bible Backwards. He won the Acorn People’s Poetry Award for his now classic Mad Hand (1988). In his alias as Dr. Poetry he wrote and performed thirteen segments for CBC radio’s spoken-word show Wordbeat. As a songwriter, he co-wrote the number one hit Song Instead of a Kiss for Alannah Myles. You may have even seen him recently singing topical songs on CBC Television’s Sunday Night News. He teaches a lyric-writing course at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Education.

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ChiSeries Presents: Andrew Pyper, Alyxandra Harvey & David Clink!

By Tightrope Books | March 13th, 2012 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Come check out the Chiaroscuro Reading Series, featuring: Andrew Pyper, Alyxandra Harvey, David Clink!

The event is happening on Wednesday, March 14th at Augusta House -152A Augusta Avenue, 2nd Floor, Toronto (Kensington Market area)

Andrew Pyper is the author of Kiss Me, a collection of short stories, as well as five bestselling novels to date: Lost Girls (New York Times Notable Book) , The Trade Mission, The Wildfire Season, The Killing Circle (New York Times Crime Novel of the Year), and most recently, The Guardians (a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year). Lost Girls is currently in development for a feature film adaptation. His new novel, The Demonologist, will be published internationally in late 2012 and early 2013.

Alyxandra Harvey lives in Ontario, Canada. She studied Creative Writing and Literature at York University and has had her poetry published in magazines like The Antigonish Review, Room of One’s Own, OnSpec and CV2. When not writing, she is a bellydancer and jewellery maker. She has published a number of vampire novels including My Love Lies Bleeding, Blood Feud, Out for Blood, and Haunting Violent. In Stolen Away, published by Bloomsbury in March 2012, Alyxandra Harvey enters the world of faery in another irresistible dark romance.

David Clink is the Board President of the Rowers Pub Reading Series. David’s poetry has appeared in The Antigonish Review, The Dalhousie Review, The Fiddlehead, Grain Magazine, The Literary Review of Canada, and in over ten anthologies. He is a member of three writing groups. He was co-publisher, along with Myna Wallin, of Believe Your Own Press, which published twenty quality chapbooks in its five year history. His poem, “Falling” was nominated for two awards: the Rhysling Award and the Aurora Award. His poem, “Copyright Notice 2525” placed second in the 2007 Asimov’s Reader’s Poll. His first book of poetry, Eating Fruit Out of Season was published by Tightrope Books in 2008. He edited the poetry anthology A Verdant Green (Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, 2010). His second book, Monster, from Tightrope Books, was released in Fall 2010. His third collection of poetry, Crouching Yak, Hidden Emu will be published this Fall from the Battered Silicon Dispatch Box.

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rob mclennan reviews The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2011

By Tightrope Books | March 7th, 2012 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

 

Check out rob mclennan’s thoughts on Tightrope’s latest Poetry anthology, Best Canadian Poetry in English 2011. mclennan provides some interesting insights into the collection and tells us, “Uppal’s is a damned impressive list.”

Maclean’s mentions Tightrope in ‘Quirky Anthology’ Article

By Tightrope Books | March 6th, 2012 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Maclean’s new article on the upcoming Desperately Seeking Susans Anthology discusses the “literary Susan phenomena” and the apparent CanLit trend towards ”deliberately idiosyncratic anthologies.” Check out the article to find out Tightrope’s recent and upcoming contributions to the trend!

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Tweet out for Tightrope from Atwood

By Tightrope Books | February 16th, 2012 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

We were thrilled to be mentioned recently on Maragret Atwood’s (@MargaretAtwood) twitter feed. In particular, we loved the new word she invented for us! Tweeted Atwood Tightrope “offers the urban and the subvervan –oops, subversive”.

We might just have to do something with “subvervan” one of these days!