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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!

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.

 

Submission Call Reminder – Poets Love Letters!

By Tightrope Books | January 27th, 2012 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Heart in EnvelopeAttention Poets! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Tightrope Books is creating  an new exciting anthology to be edited by Jeanette Lynes and David Eso. The book’s working title is Love Letters: from the Lives of Canadian Poets.

The editors are assembling the first anthology of love letters by Canadian poets, known and unknown. The editors are seeking communiqués by poets regarding relationships of romantic love.  From courtship to heartache, from telegrams to emails, this collection will run the gamut.

HOW TO SUBMIT: (You must be a poet and a Canadian citizen or permanent Canadian resident)

Create a cover page for the editors with the following:

  • Name
  • Contact information
  • Birth date AND the Date of composition of the letter.
  • A brief bio (not exceeding 200 words).

Transcribe/transpose your  letter(s) into an electronic document format (preferably Word) or scan the original letter and create a pdf.  Remember, passionate emails are considered letters for our purposes! We will consider publishing your submission anonymously, if requested in the cover letter. The name of the recipient may also remain anonymous.  In some cases, we will consider including replies, addressed to the poet.

Send submissions electronically, by March 31, 2012, to: poetsloveletters@tightropebooks.com

Or by snail mail to: Love Letters c/o Tightrope Books, 17 Greyton Cres., Toronto ON M6E 2G1