“The collection is a unique glimpse at a diversity of poets, from Ottawa's David O'Meara to Margaret Atwood to the revered P.K. Page.”
—Cormac Rae, Ottawa Xpress

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Toronto Best Canadian Poetry 2014 Launch

Join Tightrope books, series editors Molly Peacock & Anita Lahey and 2014 guest editor Sonnet L’Abbe in celebrating the Toronto launch of The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2014 – the 7th edition of this distinguished annual anthology. The event features readings by a selection of the 2014 edition’s distinguished poets.

Monday, November 24, 7pm, Joy Bistro, 884 Queen St East, Toronto.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Great Blog Post About BCP 2013!

Check out Michael Dennis' wonderful blog post on Best Canadian Poetry 2013.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Best American Poetry Blog - Blogging about Canadian poets

For 10 consecutive Sundays, American poet Eduardo C. Corral is blogging about Canadian poets on the very wonderful Best American Poetry blog. Check out his most recent post here.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Best Canadian Poetry Reading at NYU!

Join series editor editor Molly Peacock for an afternoon of readings by a selection of  "Best Canadian" poets at New York University's Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House on Friday March 7 at 2pm, 58 West 10th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, NY NY.

Featuring Leanne Averbach, Ross Belot, Anne Carson, Louise Carson, Michael Fraser, Ben Ladouceur, Dale Matthews, Robin Richardson, Ruth Roach Pierson, and Moez Surani. The Facebook event page is here.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Best Canadian Poetry 2013 launch in Montreal

The Montreal launch of BCP 2013 will be held on The Word Bookstore on February 19 at 7:30pm Readers will include Darren Bifford, Susan Gillis, Mark Lavorato, Jason Guriel, Sue Sinclair, Dale Matthews, Louise Carson and Samuel Garrigo Meza. The Facebook event page is here.

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Join The Best of Canadian Poetry in English series in celebrating the Sixth Anniversary of our Canadian Poetry series with the Best Friends Tea Party Fundraiser on Sunday December 1st, 2-4pm, at  Proof Restaurant, Intercontinental Hotel, 220 Bloor Street West, Toronto.

Tickets in advance are $50.00 per person for a Best Friend, $100.00 for a Brilliant Best Friend. For secure Paypal payment, please visit the Tightrope Books Best Friends page.

Sunday, November 10, 2013


The Toronto launch of the Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2013, guest edited by Sue Goyette, will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd at PJ O'Brien Irish Pub at 7:00 pm. All lovers of poetry are welcome to attend!