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Submission Call: Poems Inspired by Films

By Tightrope Books | December 11th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Film Reel

Tightrope Books is delighted to announce I Found It at the Movies. This forthcoming anthology seeks new and previously published poems inspired by cinema. All styles and approaches welcome. We’re looking for poems that reference specific films or actors, genres of film, the act of movie-going or video-watching, or the intersections of movies and life.

Editors are Ruth Roach Pierson and Sue MacLeod, and the publication date is spring 2013. Please submit from one to five poems (1 to 5), as attachments, to filmpoems@gmail.com, along with a brief  biography. We will send an acknowledgment upon receipt, and hope to complete our selection process by October 2012. Please include full publication details for any poems which have appeared or been accepted elsewhere. You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent Canadian resident. Submission deadline: March 31, 2012.

 

 

A June Poetry Read-a-Thon

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

We invite you to come and enjoy readings from seven recently published books of poetry.

when
Sunday, June 26, 2011
3-6 pm with readings beginning at 4 pm

where
The Boyd/Pierson back garden
258 Indian Road, Toronto, ON
(south of Bloor, just north of Howard Park)

featured poets and their books
Leanne Averbach, Come Closer (Tightrope Books, 2010)
Jim Johnstone, Sunday, the locusts (Tightrope Books, 2011) with art by Julienne Lottering
Jim Nason, Narcissus Unfolding (Frontenac, 2011)
Ruth Roach Pierson, Contrary (Tightrope Books, 2011)
Patria Rivera, Be (Signature Editions, 2011)
Nick Thran, Earworm (Nightwood Editions, 2011)
Daniel Scott Tysdal, The Mourner’s Book of Albums (Tightrope Books, 2011)

You can RSVP on our Facebook event page.

Tonight at the Art Bar, readings by Ruth Roach Pierson and Jim Johnstone

By Nico | April 12th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Contrary, by Ruth Roach PiersonTonight at the Art Bar, readings by Ruth Roach Pierson and Jim Johnstone.

Jim Johnstone is the author of three collections of poetry: Patternicity (Nightwood Editions, 2010), The Velocity of Escape (Guernica Editions, 2008), and Sunday, the locusts (Tightrope Books, 2011)

Ruth Roach Pierson has published three books of poems: Where No Window Was (BuschekBooks, 2002); Aide-Mémoire (BuschekBooks, 2007), named a finalist for the 2008 Governor General’s Literary Award in Poetry; and Contrary (Tightrope Books, 2011).

The Art Bar Poetry Series takes place at Clinton’s, located at 693 Bloor Street West in Toronto, and begins at 8 pm.

Hope to see you there!

Spring 2011 Catalogue now available

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

Tightrope GuyOur Spring 2011 Catalogue is now available for download here.

Our new titles are as follows:

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.

Book launch this Sunday, March 13th at 3 pm

By Nico | March 9th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Tightrope GuyJoin Tightrope Books at Proof, the Vodka Bar in the Intercontinental Hotel from 3 – 6 pm to launch new books by Jim Nason and Ruth Roach Pierson.

Jim Nason’s collection of shorts stories is entitled The Girl on the Escalator. The characters in theses eleven stories live in a world upside down. From the young professional who leaves her high-powered job to explore street life as a graffiti artist, to the gay man who falls in love ……with a woman. Jim Nason has crafted a collection of gender- and expectation-bending stories that reveal the extraordinary and often heartbreaking truths of ordinary life.

Also being launched will be Ruth Roach Pierson’s third poetry collection, Contrary. While humour, fond remembrance, and wry awareness break through, contrariness tinges many of the poems in this collection, a contrariness rooted in rueful self-examination. These are poems that mount an opposition, poems that contradict and argue, sometimes in jest, sometimes in deadly seriousness, poems that read unexpected messages into painting and photographs.

Event Details

Sunday, March 13th, 2011 starting at 7 pm

Proof, the Vodka Bar in the Intercontinental Hotel
220 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON

RSVP on Facebook!