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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.

Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar reviewed in the Globe and Mail

By Nico | April 18th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Myna Wallin’s Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar was reviewed in the Globe and Mail by Mary-Lou Zeitoun, who called it “an act of admirable bravery”.

To read the full review, see the archived version here.

New review of Open Slowly

By Nico | February 16th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Open Slowly, by Dayle FurlongSerena Agusto-Cox over at Savvy Verse & Wit has posted a new review of Dayle Furlong’s Open Slowly.

From the review:

[T]here seems to be a sinister undercurrent or a blatant dark side that emerges in some of these poems, illuminating the truth that nature is not all beauty and peace, but also darkness and violence.  Furlong’s lines are not abstract mysteries, but the poems as a whole reveal a mystery or hidden truth that causes readers to rethink their initial impressions at the beginning of the poems.  In a way many of these poems discuss the impermanence of memory and the past, those people, places, and events that we think we will always remember, but that grow fuzzier with time and blur into nothingness

She calls Open Slowly “a mesmerizing collection of poems” and includes several excerpts from the collection. Read the full review on her blog.

A Shout Out To …

By Tightrope Books | April 9th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Jacob McArthur Mooney who mentioned Tightrope Books!


The blog Vox Populism is written by writer, Jacob McArthur Mooney. Jake has taken the time to mention us on his blog and I think it’s only fair for us to mention him! Jake previewed a few of the books in our spring catalogue and wrote about them on his blog. (These previews can be found here.)

Jake uses his blog to write about reviews, awards, the book industry, and poetry, among other things! His inviting tone makes his blog interactive and accessible. It’s always a lot of fun to read – both entertaining and informative! He updates his blog often, so make sure you check back!

Thank you, Jake! We hope you’ll be interested in writing about Tightrope Books again in the future!