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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.

Best Canadian Poetry Reviewed by Rover Arts!

By Tightrope Books | December 28th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Visit Rover Arts to read Maxianne Berger’s thoughtful review of The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2010: Art That Responds to the Anxiety of Living.

The Best Canadian Poetry Launch!

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

Don’t forget to RSVP!

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.

Literary Marathon

By Tightrope Books | September 28th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

I want to thank everyone who came out to our “Get Cultur’d” event and to Word on the Street Toronto!  I met a lot of readers who are passionate about Canadian authors and publishing, and I hope that they all know a little more about Tightrope Books.

Highlights of “Get Cultur’d” were the amazing volunteers who bravely read with our authors, despite casting impossibilities, and our prize giveaways!  One man played the role of a young, lesbian punk from Heather Wood’s Fortune Cookie, and the two interns played a cougar and her cub from Myna Wallin’s Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar (all in good fun).  Our prizes spanned the gamut of literature, clothing and accessories apparel, vino, and bedroom toys.  Thank you to Nathaniel G. Moore, David Clink, Heather Wood, Myna Wallin, Jim Nason, Sandra Kasturi, and our audience members for a great performance and the lively discussion!


While “Get Cultur’d” was fun, WOTS was even more fun.  There was so many literary groups that came to the festival, and so many activities to participate in, but we were hunkered down at our booth (shared with ChiZine Publications).  The atmosphere of cultural support and deal-making that pervaded the air was intoxicating, I think on both ends of the table.


There are pictures and videos to come, so keep checking for some amazing laughs.