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Great Onion Man Review from Western News

By Tightrope Books | February 1st, 2012 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

 

 

Another fantastic review for Kathryn Mockler’s Onion Man! Western News describes the poetry collection as “stark southwestern Ontario realism in its necessarily rawest form.” Read the review here.

 

Onion Man is a sparse and intense series of linked poems told from the point of view of an eighteen-year-old girl working for the summer at a corn-canning factory. The poems follow her relationships with her factory job, her boyfriend, her alcoholic mother, her terminally ill grandfather, and the man who every night “peels an onion and eats it as if it were an apple.”

 

 


Tightrope’s David Clink to Host Annual Dead Poets’ Night

By Tightrope Books | December 12th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

TombstoneDavid Clink, author of two collections of poetry by Tightrope Books, (Eating Fruit out of Season &  Monster,  will be organizing/hosting the ninth annual Dead Poets Society Night on Tuesday, December 13 at the Art Bar.

Readings start at 8:00 pm. The Art Bar series takes place at Pauper’s Pub (2nd floor), 539 Bloor St. W., Toronto (1 block east of Bathurst subway).

15 readers will each be reading for 5-6 minutes from the work of a dead poet: Lillian Allen; Phlip Arima; Truth Is; Monica S. Kuebler; Moira MacDougall; Helen Marshall; Bruce Meyer; Nathaniel G. Moore; A. F. Moritz; John Oughton; Cathy Petch; Lisa Richter; Matthew Tierney; Nichola “Nicki” Ward; and, Rod Weatherbie.

POETS TO BE COVERED: Milton Acorn; Louise Bennett; Roberto Bolaño; Joseph Brodsky; Robert Browning; Caedmon; Lucille Clifton; Gregory Corso; John Donne; D.H. Lawrence; Pat Lowther; PK Page; Edgar Allan Poe; Arthur Rimbaud; Libby Scheier; and, Christopher Smart.

 

Come Closer reviewed by Black Coffee Poet

By Tightrope Books | May 24th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Toronto’s Black Coffee Poet celebrates Leanne Averbach’s Come Closer in his review and believes that “[p]oets both experienced and new can learn from Averbach’s style.”

Read the full article on blackcoffeepoet.com.

The Night Also reviewed on Broken Pencil

By Tightrope Books | May 24th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Angela Hibbs reviews several poetry books in an online exclusive called “Poetry Review Roundup,” including Anna Swanson’s The Night Also. Hibbs sees this first collection as an execution with panache and looks forward to Swanson’s next work.

Read the full article on brokenpencil.com.

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.