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Rover Arts Reviews Best Canadian Poetry 2009

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


Best Canadian Poetry: Formal Grace

Maxianne Berger
March 7, 2010

Fifty-four periodicals submitted their 2008 issues to A.F. Moritz, editor of this second poetry anthology in the Best Canadian series. When Moritz was awarded the 2009 Griffin prize, the judges’ citation referred to “his formal grace”—an aesthetic which clearly underlies his choices. Of the magazines known for publishing edgier work, only PRECIPICe even makes the long list of also-rans. Yet any collection of poems must, perforce, submit to the editor’s idea of excellence, and in this type of anthology, twice-vetted.

Read the full review here.

Feminist Review Hearts Contents of a Mermaid’s Purse

By Tightrope Books | March 2nd, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment


Feminist Review says of Contents of a Mermaid’s Purse by Phoebe Tsang: “Expect unusual metaphors and dangerous beauty, and expect to have lines haunt you long after the last page is turned.”


Read the full review here: http://feministreview.blogspot.com/2010/03/contents-of-mermaids-purse.html

GUCLH Reviewed by Rover Arts

By Tightrope Books | February 23rd, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment


In a February 22, 2010 review of GUCLH: An Assemblage of Poetry & Prose in Rover Arts, the reviewer said:a “Never mind those who say it can’t be done, Gulch is definitely a book you can judge by its cover. The over-saturated colors, the mysteriously supine urbanite hipster, the carnivalesque orgy of objects in the background, even the name ‘Gulch,’ help you understand what you’re getting into. You’re getting into something complex and occasionally self-sufficient.”


Read the full review here: http://roverarts.com/2010/02/thinking-when-you-shouldnt/

Fortune Cookie Review from The Link Newspaper

By Tightrope Books | November 24th, 2009 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment


Not surprisingly, Heather J Wood’s Fortune Cookie, a diary-style novella set in Montreal during the turbulent year of 1989, is getting a lot of buzz. Here is another new review on this refreshing take on a young woman’s journey, one that does not rely on sexual escapades to catalyze its heroine’s coming of age.

“Emotionally profound and politically charged, Fortune Cookie is an uplifting treat.”- The Link Newspaper

She’s Shameless Feminist Review

By Tightrope Books | November 24th, 2009 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment


Feminist Review reviews She’s Shameless: Women write about growing up, rocking out and fighting back.

‘These stories are bravely, beautifully honest, the kind of honest that, in reading material as a teen, I only got from Changing Bodies, Changing Lives. As I read these stories, I could relate to so many experiences that I began talking aloud to the text. One story described the confusing experience of being fifteen with perfect poetry: “I had read The Story of O. But I had also just seen Disney’s The Little Mermaid.” I clapped my hand over my mouth in surprise, because I had the same pairing in my past.’ More.