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GULCH in the House!

By Tightrope Books | October 29th, 2009 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

GULCH is hot off the press and in the Tightrope office. Order online here: http://tightropebooks.com/order-online/ or drop by to pick up a copy if you’re really keen.

Inspired by the contemporary theories of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, GULCH: An Assemblage of Poetry and Prose is a rhizomatic exploration of the modern Canadian literary community. Drawing on the postmodern themes of detachment and disjuncture, GULCH seeks to create an optimistic snapshot of the pluralities and complexities that constitute the post-pomo literary landscape. Focusing on the theme of fragmentation, Steel Bananas members Sarah Beaudin, Karen Correia Da Silva and Curran Folkers have collected pieces from community artists, Professors, lit students, burgeoning young talent as well as established writers in order to compile a collection that resists the notion of wholeness, privileging instead the multiplicity and diversity found in contemporary globalized culture. This assemblage of poetry and prose bares the innovation and cultural critique of post-millennium Canadian writers, and seeks to expose the beauty of discontinuity.

Steel Bananas is a collective of artists and writers documenting and exploring the arts and contemporary theory from critical Canadian perspectives. Established in 2008, the online arts and culture zine is dedicated to publishing young, creative, diverse, sincere and analytical perspectives on contemporary art and Canadian urban culture, as well as showcasing the work of bourgeoning young members of the Canadian artistic and academic communities.

GULCH launches Nov 12 at the Trash Palace (89-B Niagara St) at 8 pm. Be there!

GULCH Art Exhibit and Reading at York University

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

In honour of the publication of GULCH: An Assemblage of Poetry and Prose, the Eleanor Winters Art Gallery at York University is hosting a rhizomatic art exhibit, featuring GULCH and Steel Bananas related visual artists.

The opening reception is on October 19th at 7pm, and will feature readings by many GULCH contributors such as Stephen Cain, N. Alexander Armstrong, Jimmy McInnes, as well as the editors, Sarah Beaudin, Curran Folkers and Karen Correia Da Silva. The exhibit will run until the 31st of October!