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.
By Nico | May 8th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment
By Nico | March 23rd, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment
On Monday, March 24th at 6:30 pm at The Ossington (61 Ossington Ave, Toronto) join Tightrope Books for the launch of Jim Johnstone‘s new poetry collection: Sunday, the locusts, with illustrations by Julienne Lottering.
There’s more! Readings from Daniel Scott Tysdal (The Mourner’s Book of Albums, 2010) and Kathryn Mockler (Onion Man, forthcoming fall 2011).
About Sunday, the locusts
A long poem that probes love and loss in fragments of verse and hybrid-media collage, Sunday, the locusts is a post-apocalyptic tour-de-force. Drawing ……on a variety of disciplines including developmental biology, geology and philosophy, Jim Johnstone and Julienne Lottering blur linguistic boundaries to create a unique collaborative text. Hymn, map, portent—Sunday, the locusts warns against inevitable extinction while also revelling in the vivacity of personhood.
Jim Johnstone (b. 1978) is a writer and physiologist in Toronto. He is the author of two previous collections of poetry: Patternicity (Nightwood Editions, 2010) and The Velocity of Escape (Guernica Editions, 2008). His poems have been published in several Canadian magazines, including Descant, enRoute, The Fiddlehead, Grain, Maisonneuve, The Malahat Review, and PRISM International and anthologized in The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2010. He is the founder and editor of Misunderstandings Magazine and poetry editor of Cactus Press. See: http://jimjohnstone.wordpress.com.
We hope to see you there!
By Nico | March 17th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment
Join 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.
We hope to see you there!
By Nico | March 16th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment
Our new titles are as follows:
- Contrary, by Ruth Roach Pierson
- The Girl on the Escalator, by Jim Nason
- Roll With It, by Heather J Wood
- Strangers in Paris, edited by David Barnes and Megan Fernandes
- Sunday, the locusts, by Jim Johnstone
The launch for Ruth Roach Pierson and Jim Nason just passed (pictures to come soon!), and the launch for Jim Johnstone’s book, Sunday, the locusts, will be on March 24th at The Ossington, click here for more information about the event.
By Nico | March 15th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment
Myna Wallin will be giving a workshop on Saturday, April 16th, Freeing Your Erotic Self in Poetry or Prose.
The goal of this workshop is to find a vocabulary for the erotic self; writers will explore ways of describing their characters’ lives fully and unselfconsciously, to enhance the story or poem at hand. Exploring your sensual self can be exciting, freeing. How much is too much sex; how much is not enough? By incorporating just the right amount of eroticism into your writing you will add a level of depth and authenticity to your writing.