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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.”

Coming Out This Fall

By Tightrope Books | September 13th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Fall is always an exciting time of the year. The seasons are changing but most importantly you get to see our new books!

We have exciting new books coming out!

The Best Canadian Poetry 2011 guest edited by Priscila Uppal and The Best Canadian Essays 2011 guest edited by Ibi Kaslik series are coming in with new collections to get you thinking. Forthcoming October 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Get a Girl Pregnant: a memoir by Karleen Pendleton Jimenez is a frank and funny memoir about a dyke trying to get pregnant. Jimenez has known that she was gay since she was three years old and the dream of wanting a baby only  complicates matters. How are you supposed to get pregnant if you are gay? Go to a sperm bank? Ask your friends to donate sperm? Picking up random men at restaurants or nightclubs? This memoir depicts the hardships of being gay and trying to get pregnant, the challenges, the joys and adventures. It is coming out November 2011.

 

 

 

Onion Man by Kathryn Mockler

This sparse and powerful poetic debut, weaves a tale of heartache, dissolution, and coming of age. Onion Man is a series of linked poems that are set in the  1980s in London, Ontario. The poems are told through the point of view of an eighteen-year-old girl and the tribulations of her life in a corn canning factory over the summer. There’s her terminally ill grandfather, her boyfriend, her alcoholic mother and the Onion Man, he likes to eat onions like apples. When tragedy strikes the Onion Man, the eighteen-year-old girl realizes that she needs to change her path in life.  Coming out November 2011.

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.

Canada Reads Poetry

By Nico | April 12th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

CBC‘s Canada Reads has expanded its scope with a new series called Canada Reads Poetry.

The panellists include Sonnet L’Abbé, Anne Simpson, George Murray, Susan Musgrave and Jacob McArthur Mooney, each defending a collection of poetry.

From the Afterward:

The debate will culminate with a live online chat (exact time and date TBD) hosted by both the CBC and the National Post. The public will then crown the champion in an online vote, which will close on Tuesday, April 26 at midnight ET.

For more see the Canada Reads website.

Bonus: Sonnet L’Abbé’s poetry has appeared in The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2009, and 2010.

Best Canadian Poetry Reading in Barrie on Monday, March 21st

By Nico | March 17th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

The Best Canadian Poetry in EnglishJoin us at Robert Simpson Brewing Co, located at 107 Dunlop Street East in Barrie this Monday, March 21st at 9 pm for a reading from some of the poets featured in The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2010.

Featuring readings from Adrienne Gruber, Maureen Hynes, Jim Johnstone plus Best Canadian Poetry in English Series Editor Molly Peacock and Barrie poet Bruce Meyer.

Presented by the Society of the Spoken Word and Tightrope Books.

Click here to RSVP on Facebook or click here to learn more about The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2010.

We hope to see you there!