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Phoebe Tsang at Livewords

By Tightrope Books | October 6th, 2009 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Phoebe Tsang will read from her forthcoming poetry collection, Content’s of a Mermaid’s Purse, at Livewords this week.

Thursday, October 5
Sage West
924 College St
8 pm

About Contents of a Mermaid’s Purse:

Poems that are like incantations, love spells spoken in a young lyrical voice.

These poems are an existential exploration of love and mortality via fairytales and nature. Travelling freely among the shattered confines of identity and gender, travel and environment, the dreamlike narrative unfolds in lyric language, telling of love lost and found, and mythologies that inform the journey with passages in the rhythm of fairytales.

Contents of a Mermaid’s Purse will launch Thursday, November 5 at Bread & Circus (299 Augusta Ave) at 8 pm.

Phoebe Tsang was born in Hong Kong, grew up in England, and currently resides in Canada. Phoebe’s poetry can be found in the anthologies Garden Variety (Quattro Books) and Not a Muse (Haven Books). Journal credits include Asia Literary Review (Hong Kong), Atlas 02 (UK & India), Brand (UK), and Freefall (Canada). Her chapbooks areSolitaires (Lyrical Myrical Press, 2006) and To Kiss the Ground (Press On! 2007). A professional violinist, she is a multi-genre artist who holds a BSc in Architecture from the University of London. www.phoebetsang.com.

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