gbtmTightrope Books was established in 2005 to bring a fresh take on Canadian literature by juxtaposing new and established writers, genres, and cultures to build an inclusive list that represents the vitality of current Canadian literature. We are dedicated to publishing cultural creators who walk the fine balance between innovation and accessibility. In our 10 years of existence, we have published a wide range of groundbreaking books, including the memoir How to Get a Girl Pregnant, and our annual Best Canadian Poetry and Essay series. Now under the direction of our new owner—poet, novelist and social activist—Jim Nason, we continue our commitment to publishing thought-provoking fiction, poetry, essays and biographies of the highest quality that entertain, engage and challenge readers.