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The Best Canadian Essays 2010 on rabble.ca’s “Books you must read”

By Tightrope Books | May 24th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

June Chua recommends The Best Canadian Essays 2010 and likens the anthology to a buffet by calling it “a smorgasbord of topics and exceptional writing.” She asks, “Who doesn’t like a buffet?”

Read the full article on rabble.ca.

The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2010 reviewed on roverarts.com

By Tightrope Books | May 24th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

In the article that takes its title from Molly Peacock’s prologue, “Art That Responds to the Anxiety of Living,” Maxianne Berger reviews The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2010, calling it “a welcome event.”

Read the full article on roverarts.com.

Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar reviewed in the Globe and Mail

By Nico | April 18th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Myna Wallin’s Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar was reviewed in the Globe and Mail by Mary-Lou Zeitoun, who called it “an act of admirable bravery”.

To read the full review, see the archived version here.

Review of Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar on GoodReads

By Nico | March 15th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar, by Myna WallinJulie Johnson reviewed Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar on GoodReads, calling it full of humour and full of truth.

To read the full review click here.

Myna Wallin will be giving a workshop on Saturday, April 16th, Freeing Your Erotic Self in Poetry or Prose.

The goal of this workshop is to find a vocabulary for the erotic self; writers will explore ways of describing their characters’ lives fully and unselfconsciously, to enhance the story or poem at hand. Exploring your sensual self can be exciting, freeing. How much is too much sex; how much is not enough? By incorporating just the right amount of eroticism into your writing you will add a level of depth and authenticity to your writing.

Click here for more information and to sign up.

New review of Open Slowly

By Nico | February 16th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Open Slowly, by Dayle FurlongSerena Agusto-Cox over at Savvy Verse & Wit has posted a new review of Dayle Furlong’s Open Slowly.

From the review:

[T]here seems to be a sinister undercurrent or a blatant dark side that emerges in some of these poems, illuminating the truth that nature is not all beauty and peace, but also darkness and violence.  Furlong’s lines are not abstract mysteries, but the poems as a whole reveal a mystery or hidden truth that causes readers to rethink their initial impressions at the beginning of the poems.  In a way many of these poems discuss the impermanence of memory and the past, those people, places, and events that we think we will always remember, but that grow fuzzier with time and blur into nothingness

She calls Open Slowly “a mesmerizing collection of poems” and includes several excerpts from the collection. Read the full review on her blog.