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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.”

Great Onion Man Review from Western News

By Tightrope Books | February 1st, 2012 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

 

 

Another fantastic review for Kathryn Mockler’s Onion Man! Western News describes the poetry collection as “stark southwestern Ontario realism in its necessarily rawest form.” Read the review here.

 

Onion Man is a sparse and intense series of linked poems told from the point of view of an eighteen-year-old girl working for the summer at a corn-canning factory. The poems follow her relationships with her factory job, her boyfriend, her alcoholic mother, her terminally ill grandfather, and the man who every night “peels an onion and eats it as if it were an apple.”

 

 


More Praise for How to Get a Girl Pregnant

By Tightrope Books | February 1st, 2012 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

 

Pickle Me This has reviewed How to Get a Girl Pregnant, Karleen Pendleton Jiménez’s memoir of her attempts to fulfill her dreams of motherhood as a butch Chicana lesbian. Jiménez is praised for how “she makes herself as vulnerable in her narrative as she did in the experiences she writes of.”

The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2011 reviewed on Toronto Quarterly

By Tightrope Books | February 1st, 2012 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Toronto Quarterly calls The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2011 “impressive” and an “eclectic and diverse collection of Canadian poetry.”

 

Read the full article on the Toronto Quarterly blog.

 

Heather J Wood’s Novel ROLL WITH IT “Recommended” by Resource Links Magazine!

By Tightrope Books | January 9th, 2012 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Roll With It Cover ImageResource Links Magazine reviewed and recommended Heather J Wood’s Roll With It, in its October 2011 issue. The inaugural book in Tightrope’s YA “Jumprope” imprint, Roll With It depicts the journey of figure skater turned roller derby girl Neddy Slater. The magazine noted: “Heather Wood has drawn a nicely rounded character in Neddy. Her inner turmoil is subtly played out… The story will find an appreciative audience with both forms of skating.”