On Albert Casuga’s blog Ambit’s Gambit, he has committed to reviewing four of Tightrope’s latest poetry publications:
“My pledge is to review them with the patience and appreciation for this literary art which Whitman, Ginsberg, e.e.cummings, et alia almost killed with their “howling.” Rappers continue to assault the art. I pledge to offer any shield I could muster to stop the onslaught of the neo-barbarians.”
We want to thank Albert Casuga for his commitment to Canadian poetry, and to small publishing presses like Tightrope. Casuga has valiantly undertaken the task of “accepting [his] share of the responsibility of restoring poetry to its place of literary eminence” and the reviews and articles on his blog aim to do just that. Help Albert Casuga revive and restore Canadian poetry!
Thanks for all the support you have shown Tightrope Albert, and look out for his reviews of Tightrope’s Spring titles on his blog.
ALBERT B. CASUGA, a Philippines-born writer, lives in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, where he continues to write poetry, fiction, and criticism after his retirement from teaching and serving as an elected member of his region’s school board. He was nominated to the Mississauga Arts Council Literary Awards in 2007. A graduate of the Royal and Pontifical University of St. Thomas (now University of Santo Tomas, Manila. Literature and English, magna cum laude), he taught English and Literature (Criticism, Theory, and Creative Writing) at the Philippines’ De La Salle University and San Beda College. He has authored books of poetry, short stories, literary theory and criticism. He has won awards for his works in Canada, the U.S.A., and the Philippines. His latest work, A Theory of Echoes and Other Poems was published February 2009 by the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House.