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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.

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!

Fiona Tinwei Lam on love poems

By Nico | February 22nd, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

In The Tyee, Fiona Tinwei Lam encourages you to “Go Ahead, Write a Love Poem “, though much of the advice offered can apply to any poetic effort:

The words and descriptions in a poem don’t have to be grand or philosophical. In fact, the use of specific and concrete images or events as opposed to the exclusive reliance on generalized abstract sentiments usually results in a more effective, vivid and intimate poem.

For more, check out her essay here.

Fiona Tinwei Lam’s “Aquarium” appeared in The Best Canadian Poetry 2010.

Interview with Daniel Scott Tysdal

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

Daniel Scott TysdalThe latest issue of The Puritan contains an interview with Tightrope author Daniel Scott Tysdal, conducted by E Martin Nolan, as well as a short story, “The Poem”.

From the interview:

[N]othing’s gained from suddenly realizing, oh this part was made up and this part is true, and you have this big breakthrough. That‟s not it. It‟s about creating these different relationships to the real, whether they were real or not in the first place.

Tsydal’s latest title is The Mourner’s Book of Albums.

Best Canadian Poetry Reviewed by Rover Arts!

By Tightrope Books | December 28th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Visit Rover Arts to read Maxianne Berger’s thoughtful review of The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2010: Art That Responds to the Anxiety of Living.