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GULCH Reviewed in Broken Pencil Magazine

By Tightrope Books | May 4th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Steel BananasGULCH: An Assemblage of Poetry and Prose received a smashing review in the latest issue of Broken Pencil Magazine:


Steel Bananas art collective has come a long way since it first started handing out bananas at Canzine in late 2008. They’ve moved on to continually put out a monthly online issue, start a reading series, and to complete another feat with this book. With a zine-aesthetic, Gulch: An Assemblage of Poetry and Prose successfully surprises by making a coherent collection out of 50-plus authored pieces. What an undertaking! This inventive book of fantasy fiction, concrete poetry, photo essays and short fiction is brimming with variety, and if you can get past its off-kilter design (which includes a sometimes-sideways and upside-down layout) you’ll be sure to find something worthwhile. Gulch plays with the idea of collaboration and does it well, with a buffet of new and exciting work from today’s up and coming talent.

GULCH on the Maker Culture Podcast Series

By Tightrope Books | February 19th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Karen Correia Da Silva was interviewed about last season’s GULCH anthology for episode six (MEdia) of the Maker Culture Podcast series. From the series:

In this episode, we get our hands around all types of home brewed media—from books to music. What drives people to get out the ink and paper or turn up the speakers and press record? And why does it matter? We hear from all sorts of people adding their own flavour to the media mix.

Listen here on rabble.ca.

Karen Correia Da Silva Interviewed by Torontoist

By Tightrope Books | November 17th, 2009 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Karen Correia Da Silva, Co-Editor of this season’s GULCH: An Assemblage of Poetry and Prose, was interviewed by Torontoist this week. Read it here.

Karen Correia Da Silva Lecturing at UTAC as part of the Rochdale Exhibit

By Tightrope Books | October 18th, 2009 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment


Karen Correia Da Silva, Tightrope Books’ Assistant Editor and Co-Editor of the forthcoming Tightrope anthology GULCH, will be lecturing and leading a workshop with the SPAY collective on Applied ‘Pataphysics at the University of Toronto Art Centre. As part of the Rochdale Exhibit, UTAC is hosting contemporary artists and art groups with the purpose of engaging with the Rochdale College experiment, and discussing its relevance to contemporary Canadian artists and intellectuals.

Tuesday, October 20th
University of Toronto Art Centre
15 King’s College Circle
Main Laidlaw Wing
University of Toronto
FREE