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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

Literary Marathon

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

I want to thank everyone who came out to our “Get Cultur’d” event and to Word on the Street Toronto!  I met a lot of readers who are passionate about Canadian authors and publishing, and I hope that they all know a little more about Tightrope Books.

Highlights of “Get Cultur’d” were the amazing volunteers who bravely read with our authors, despite casting impossibilities, and our prize giveaways!  One man played the role of a young, lesbian punk from Heather Wood’s Fortune Cookie, and the two interns played a cougar and her cub from Myna Wallin’s Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar (all in good fun).  Our prizes spanned the gamut of literature, clothing and accessories apparel, vino, and bedroom toys.  Thank you to Nathaniel G. Moore, David Clink, Heather Wood, Myna Wallin, Jim Nason, Sandra Kasturi, and our audience members for a great performance and the lively discussion!

While “Get Cultur’d” was fun, WOTS was even more fun.  There was so many literary groups that came to the festival, and so many activities to participate in, but we were hunkered down at our booth (shared with ChiZine Publications).  The atmosphere of cultural support and deal-making that pervaded the air was intoxicating, I think on both ends of the table.

There are pictures and videos to come, so keep checking for some amazing laughs.

Broken Pencil review of Eating Fruit Out of Season

By Tightrope Books | October 23rd, 2009 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

If you’re like us and starving for more David Clink, you can at least be contented by Ed Brown’s review of David Clink’s poetry collection Eating Fruit Out of Season, featured in the DIY issue of Broken Pencil.

At a loss where to pick up BP? look no further than the Tightrope Books office at 602 Markham Street, Toronto.

News About David Clink

By Tightrope Books | August 27th, 2009 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Here’s a little update on what Tightrope author, David Clink, is up to these days.

Alex Boyd interviews David Clink in Northern Poetry Review here: http://www.northernpoetryreview.com/.

There is a review by Edward Brown of Eating Fruit Out of Season in the current issue of Broken Pencil, issue #44 (available at our office at 602 Markham St).

David also has some exciting upcoming events you’ll want to check out:

  • A one-day poetry workshop with Sandra Kasturi (author of The Animal Bridegroom) on Saturday, September 19 at the Central.
  • An appearance at the Words Alive Literary Festival, Sunday, September 20 at the Sharon Temple in Sharon Ontario.
  • A reading in the Plasticine Poetry Series in December at the Central (on a Sunday, date to be determined).

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