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Alex Boyd writes about Best Canadian Essays 2009

By Tightrope Books | November 20th, 2009 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment


Alex Boyd writes about Best Canadian Essays 2009 on Open Book Toronto:

In this deluge of information, both personal and professional, a great deal can be lost in the shuffle – it becomes critical to take a look at some of the most articulate statements of the year, not to mention writing that’s a joy to read. It took two editors to handle the task of putting together the first Best Canadian Essays in nearly twenty years – I co-edited the book with Montreal writer Carmine Starnino – but we found Canadian articles we’re proud to be able to present. Some are important enough to make me hope every politician buys the book – there are some great pieces on energy needs and the environment – and others take a look at topics as diverse as new attitudes to funerals, the changing world of porn or an analysis of a remarkable woman’s life.

Best Canadian Essays launches next week on Thursday, November 26th at the Revival (downstairs) 783 College Street Toronto. 7-11 PM. And is available for purchase now through Tightrope Books or your local bookstore.

Alex Boyd wins the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award!

By Tightrope Books | June 25th, 2008 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

IV Lounge Nights Editor Alex Boyd was awarded the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for his book Making Bones Walk (Luna Publications), which the judges said was “rich with innovative language and Boyd’s very original way of looking at the world.”

The Lampert award recognizes the best first book of poetry published by a Canadian in the preceding year. Lampert was an arts administrator who organized authors’ tours and took an interest in the work of new writers
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Reminder: IV lounge Nights launches Thursday!

By Tightrope Books | May 26th, 2008 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Come and celebrate one of Toronto’s oldest and most beloved reading series:
Tightrope Books is proud to announce the launch of
IV Lounge Nights
An Anthology of the Last Five Years
Edited by Alex Boyd and Myna Wallin
(CAN $21.95 USA $19.95 — May 2008)
www.tightropebooks.blogspot.com

Official Launch: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 29th, 2008 @ The Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue.

Alex Boyd interviewed at PagesBooks.ca

By Tightrope Books | May 8th, 2008 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Click here to check out an interview with Alex Boyd, editor of the soon to be launched I.V. Lounge Nights and host of the I.V. Lounge Reading Series, over at PagesBooks.ca.

Don’t forget, I.V. Lounge Nights will be launching May 29th in Toronto at the TRANZAC club. 292 Brunswick Ave, in Toronto. Doors at 7p.m. Featuring readings by: David Clink, Matthew Tierney, Evie Christie, Catherine Graham, Michael Bryson, Shaun Smith, Matthew Trafford, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Emily Schultz, Moez Surani, Heather Wood, Stacey May Fowles, and Alexandra Leggat.

IV Lounge Nights is one of 28 books you must have!

By Tightrope Books | April 8th, 2008 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

The Danforth Review has named IV Lounge Nights one of “28 books you must have for Spring 2008.”

Says Boyd about the collection “The idea for I.V. Lounge Nights, as a new anthology to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the series, came out of a conversation with Myna Wallin, we sort of hit on the idea together, Myna suggested Tightrope books, and it has all come together fairly recently,” Boyd says. The editors proceeded to cull material from Toronto authors who had impressed them at the series, as well as emerging and established authors, local and otherwise, so the book “reflects the series.” The editors are “immensely pleased with the quality of work submitted,” and feel it’s a great way to celebrate the series.”