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Two poems published on CommuterLit.com

By Nico | February 18th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Contents of a Mermaid's Purse, by Phoebe TsangCommuterLit.com has published two poems from Tightrope authors.

Seven Days Without You“, by Phoebe Tsang, from her collection Contents of a Mermaid’s Purse, was published on Friday and “Marriage Song, Love Pitches its Tent“, by Carla Drysdale, from Little Venus.

Check ‘em out and let us know what you think!

Carla Drysdale reading at Ben McNally Books

By Tightrope Books | November 4th, 2009 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment


Please join Tightrope Books and Ben McNally Books for an in-store poetry reading featuring author Carla Drysdale from 5:00-7:00pm. Thursday, November 5, 2009.

Carla Drysdale’s poems in Little Venus challenge the reader, tackling the hard subjects of child abuse, sexual exploitation and the failure of some families. The character of Little Venus runs through the poems burning with rage and want in an incendiary chant that the reader can’t ignore. Little Venus is a haunting collection that will stay with readers long after the last page is turned.

Ben McNally Books is located at 366 Bay Street Toronto, ON M5H 4B2

Carla Drysdale Tonight at the Rowers Pub

By Tightrope Books | November 2nd, 2009 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment


Little Venus author, Carla Drysdale, reads tonight at the Rowers Pub Reading Series.


7:30 p.m.
Harbord House
150 Harbord St.
(South of Bloor, West of Spadina)

Carla Drysdale’s poems in Little Venus challenge the reader, tackling the hard subjects of child abuse, sexual exploitation and the failure of some families. The character of Little Venus runs through the poems burning with rage and want in an incendiary chant that the reader can’t ignore. Little Venus is a haunting collection that will stay with readers long after the last page is turned.

Carla Drysdale was born in London, Ontario and was educated at Ryerson university in Toronto as well as Sarah Lawrence College in New York. Her poems have appeared in Canadian and US journals, including the Literary Review of Canada, Canadian Literature, The Fiddlehead, Global City Review, Confrontation, and LIT. She lives in Geneva, Switzerland with her husband and two sons.

Little Venus Blog

By Tightrope Books | October 23rd, 2009 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

For all the Little Venus news and author updates, check out Carla Drysdale’s blog at http://littlevenus.wordpress.com/.

Carla Drysdale readings in NYC next week

By Tightrope Books | October 21st, 2009 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

If you happen to find yourself in New York City on Wednesday October 28th, don’t miss author of Little Venus, Carla Drysdale, reading alongside Jean Valentine, Hila Ratzabi and Elisabeth Von Uhl at Cornelia Street Cafe


at 6 pm. Alternatively, don’t miss her on Friday, October 30th at 7 pm at Goodbye Blue Monday, 1087 Broadway in Bushwick, Brooklyn

More info:




PERFECT SENSE READING SERIES

is proud to invite you to a poetry reading with

JEAN VALENTINE

HILA RATZABI

CARLA DRYSDALE &

ELISABETH VON UHL

Where: Cornelia Street Café

When: Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, 6pm


Author of numerous books of poetry, Jean Valentine has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and awards from the NEA, among others. Her most recent book of poetry is Little Boat (Wesleyan University Press, 2007). Her previous collection, Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems 1965-2003, was the winner of the 2004 National Book Award for Poetry.



Hila Ratzabi has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and was selected by Adrienne Rich as a recipient of a National Writers Union Poetry Prize. Her poetry has been published in Coal Hill Review, Southern Poetry Review, Columbia Review, Zeek, Mima’amakim, and Margie. Her chapbook, The Apparatus of Visible Things, is published by Finishing Line Press.



CARLA DRYSDALE was born in Canada and educated at Ryerson University in Toronto as well as Sarah Lawrence College in New York. Her poems have appeared in many literary journals. Her first book of poems, Little Venus, was published this month by Tightrope Books, based in Toronto.



Lis von Uhl is the author of Ocean Sea, published by Finishing Line Press. She has had work published in Lumina, The Broome Review, and The Courtland Review. She teaches at Fordham University. Lis received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence in 2005.