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Open Book Toronto Loves Tightrope’s Art Object Books

By Tightrope Books | October 6th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Open Book Toronto recently interviewed our design star, Karen Correia da Silva, about the aesthetic sensibilities that inspire her work for the Tightrope Books’ catalogue and her online zine, Steel Bananas.

This interview reminds me of how multifaceted the publishing industry is, and how we can all explore and develop the various artistic sides of ourselves.  If you click here, you can read about a Toronto-based literary comet.

Karen will be the guest poetry editor of the next Incongruous Quarterly issue, and is asking for submissions based around the theme of collage.  If you click here, you can check out the guidelines.

If you click here, you can check out some of the photos taken at the Steel Bananas’ 2nd birthday party, held at Sneaky Dee’s on October 1.  The fiesta was apparently off the chain.

Call for Submissions of Poetry Collage

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

Tightrope Books’ Assistant Editor & Designer Karen Correia Da Silva is Guest Poetry Editor for the next issue of the Incongruous Quarterly, a Toronto and Montreal based online literary journal. She’s looking for poems on the theme of collage. The prompt:

Disconnected or disorganized? Pastiche or plagiarism? We’re looking for mosaics and mash-ups. The technique of collage in poetry is much like its counterpart in visual art; that of mixing, mashing, and gluing – sometimes haphazardly – words together. Think cut ups, bits of found text, pastiche, mixed genre, or multimedia. We want botched prosodics, exploding sentences, or just plain wack word fusions that would make any Formalist cringe.

For more information, check out the Incongruous Quarterly’s submissions guidelines, or the Fall call for submissions page.