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Anna Swanson’s Exclamation Marks

By Tightrope Books | June 21st, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

As you must already know, last month Anna Swanson won a Lammy for Lesbian Poetry. This month, Anna also won the Gerald Lampert Award!! (Two exclamations for two awards!) This is what she had to say about winning both awards:

To be honest, I’m still kind of gobsmacked about the whole thing! I never really thought beyond getting the book published, which was thrilling in and of itself. Winning the Gerald Lampert and a Lambda in such a short span of time is wreaking havoc on my punctuation – I have far far exceeded my quota of exclamation marks in the past few weeks.

It’s okay, Anna! You have good reason for the overuse of exclamation marks! Here at Tightrope Books, we’re so ecstatic about the news that we can’t help it either!

Here is what Anna had to say about the LCP ceremony:

The whole night was fantastic. I got to hear some great readings, and meet some poets I admire. And what a fabulous room of people – it was deeply satisfying to stand at a podium and say “Fuck you, Al Purdy” to a crowd who loves him as much as I do. It was one of those moments that made me feel like I was a part of something. And that felt good.

Head over to Anna’s website to read about her whole experience.

Todd Swift, who was the chair of the judging panel this year, also posted about Anna’s win, “If there’s one Canadian poetry book you read this year, why not start with Swanson’s?” Visit his blog to read a poem from the now two-award-winning poetry collection, The Nights Also.

The Night Also reviewed on Broken Pencil

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

Angela Hibbs reviews several poetry books in an online exclusive called “Poetry Review Roundup,” including Anna Swanson’s The Night Also. Hibbs sees this first collection as an execution with panache and looks forward to Swanson’s next work.

Read the full article on brokenpencil.com.

Anna Swanson reading in Seattle on Sunday

By Nico | May 8th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

The Nights Also, by Anna SwansonFor those of you in Seattle, Anna Swanson will be reading from The Nights Also, as a part of the Northwest reading of 2011 Lambda Literary Award nominees.

The reading will take place on Sunday, May 8th, 2011 at The Elliott Bay Book Company, located at 1521 Tenth Avenue, in Seattle, Washington, beginning at 5 pm.

The Nights Also made the shortlist for the Gerald Lampert Award as well.

Anna Swanson is a finalist for two awards for The Nights Also

By Nico | April 6th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | 1 Comment

The Nights Also, by Anna SwansonTightrope’s Anna Swanson is a finalist for the 23rd Annual Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry for her most recent collection, The Nights Also.

The Nights Also has also made the shortlist for the Gerald Lampert Award.

Click for more information about The Nights Also or to purchase a copy of the book.

Congratulations Anna, and best of luck!


The Great Zine Fair!

By Tightrope Books | October 7th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

CANZINE in the WEST in the EAST


Saturday, October 16, 2010

1pm – 7pm 

W2 Storyeum

151 West Cordova Street, Vancouver 


Sunday, October 24, 2010

1pm – 7pm

The Great Hall

1087 Queen Street West, Toronto

$5 at the door, includes a free copy of Broken Pencil magazine. 

Open Book Toronto recently listed the event as well, if you want to check it out!