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By Tightrope Books | November 29th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Tightrope Books would like to thank judges of the 2010 Matrix LitPop Award, Roland Pemberton (Cadence Weapon) and David McGimpsey, for recognizing Daniel Scott Tysdal’s poetry!  We’d also like to congratulate Alex Leslie for winning the Fiction award, and the finalists of both categories.

The LitPop Award is co-sponsored by the Pop Montreal International Music Festival and Matrix Magazine, and is a competition to find the most original literary voices in North America.  The winners will be honoured in October at the Pop Montreal Music Festival and published in the winter issue of Matrix.

Tysdal is a three-time winner for his poetry, first for his book Predicting the Next Big Advertising Breakthrough Using a Potentially Dangerous Method (Coteau 2006), which received the ReLit Award for Poetry (2007) and the Anne Szumigalski Poetry Award (2006), and now for his unpublished poetry.
If you’d like to purchase his most recent book, The Mourner’s Book of Albums, please visit our website.

Tightrope’s Fall 2010 Poetry Launch

By Tightrope Books | November 6th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the launch of Leanne Averbach’s Come Closer, David Livingstone Clink’s Monster, and Daniel Scott Tysdal’s The Mourner’s Book of Albums. It was a fantastic evening of poetry and revelry!

Fall Launch Party Re-cap

By Tightrope Books | November 5th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

We want to thank everyone who attended the Fall Poetry Launch party last night, it was a great success!  Our poets, Leanne Averbach, David Clink, and Daniel Scott Tysdal, took to the stage with great material and performances.  Our audience was generous and charming, the best kind to meet.  Lastly, we want to thank The Ossington for having us; what a great bar!

Highlights of the night for Meg the intern were: Leanne Averbach’s exploration of a sexual wormhole created in a gaze, David Clink’s spoken word “cool down” poetry, and Daniel Tysdal’s Platonic voice, amongst others!

If you’d like to buy a book, just follow the links!

For Leanne Averbach’s  Come Closer
For David Clink’s Monster
For Daniel Scott Tysdal’s The Mourner’s Book of Albums

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!

Tightrope’s Two-for-One Deal!

By Tightrope Books | April 8th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

We’re very excited about our upcoming workshop in the Writing Without a Net series. On April 17th, Daniel Scott Tysdal is coming to head this month’s workshop, The Art of Poetry About Art: Writing Ekphrastic Poetry. We hope you’ll join us at the Tightrope offices at 12:00 next Saturday! There are still some spots available and for those of you who wish to register and purchase tickets (either on our website or by e-mailing our editor Shirarose at shirarose@tightropebooks.com), we hope you’ll take advantage of our two-for-one deal! This month, if you buy one ticket, you can bring a friend along to The Art of Poetry About Art for free! And not to worry. If you have already purchased a ticket, we would still love for you to bring a friend!

For more information on our workshops, as well as more information about upcoming events and this spring’s catalogue, head over to Tightrope Books and browse our website!