Two upcoming Phoebe Tsang events in Vancouver:
Launch party for Contents of a Mermaid’s Purse by Phoebe Tsang
7-9:30, on Thursday November 26, 2009 at Pulpfiction Books, 2422 Main Street, Vancouver V5T 3E2
Store contact: 604.876.4311 / www.pulpfictionbooksvancouver.com
World Poetry Series Location: Central Library, 350 W. Georgia St., Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Rooms Poetry and music from around the world. Featured for this date are: Godwin Barton, Phoebe Tsang, Maria Sammarco, Jacqueline Maire, Bernice Lever. Music by Phoebe Tsang on violin. World Poetry hosts are Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea. (Admission is free. Seating is limited) Date: Monday Nov 30, 2009 Vancouver Public Library
Phoebe Tsang was born in Hong Kong, grew up in England and currently resides in Canada. She is the author of the poetry collection Contents of a Mermaid’s Purse (Tightrope Books). 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), Atlas02 (UK & India), Brand (UK), Room and Freefall (Canada). Her chapbooks are Solitaires (Lyricalmyrical 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.
The poems in Contents of a Mermaid’s Purse 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.