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New review of Open Slowly

By Nico | February 16th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Open Slowly, by Dayle FurlongSerena Agusto-Cox over at Savvy Verse & Wit has posted a new review of Dayle Furlong’s Open Slowly.

From the review:

[T]here seems to be a sinister undercurrent or a blatant dark side that emerges in some of these poems, illuminating the truth that nature is not all beauty and peace, but also darkness and violence.  Furlong’s lines are not abstract mysteries, but the poems as a whole reveal a mystery or hidden truth that causes readers to rethink their initial impressions at the beginning of the poems.  In a way many of these poems discuss the impermanence of memory and the past, those people, places, and events that we think we will always remember, but that grow fuzzier with time and blur into nothingness

She calls Open Slowly “a mesmerizing collection of poems” and includes several excerpts from the collection. Read the full review on her blog.

Poet Dayle Furlong, Word On The Street

By Tightrope Books | October 7th, 2008 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Photo by Bill Smith.
Click here to order a copy of Dayle’s first book,
Open Slowly.

Tightrope Authors Read at Strong Words

By Tightrope Books | August 21st, 2008 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Mark your calendars! Two recently launched Tightrope Authors will be featured at the next installment of Toronto’s Strong Words reading series.


Featuring Tightrope Authors Ursula Pflug (After the Fires) and Dayle Furlong (Open Slowly).
(Also featuring Michael Fraser)
Monday, 1 September 2008 @ The Gladstone Art Bar (1214 Queen St W)
7:30 PM – PWYC
Donations of new/used books in resale condition to be collected on behalf of the Toronto Public Library’s Book Ends program.

Strong Words was launched in Toronto in 2005. It was the first event developed by Indiepolitik, a community organization dedicated to bridging the gap between artists and activists in Toronto.

Dayle Furlong studied English Literature & Fine Arts at York University. Her poetry & fiction has appeared in Taddle Creek, Kiss Machine, The Puritan, Word & The Voice. She works as a literary publicist and has worked as a screenwriter’s assistant for the television series Slings & Arrows. She has lived in all regions of Canada and has travelled throughout Central America, Asia & the US. She writes and lives in Toronto. Open Slowly is her first collection of poetry. To buy a copy of Open Slowly click here.

Ursula Pflug
is an award winning writer of literary and genre short fiction, publishing frequently in Canada, the US and the UK. Born in Tunisia in 1958, she grew up in Toronto and travelled widely, to Germany, France, Italy, Tunisia, and throughout Canada and the United States. She has lived in New York City and in Hawaii. She was a contributing editor at “The Peterborough Review” for three years and continues to write art and book reviews and criticism for diverse markets. She has had four plays professionally produced for stage, either as a solo author or as co-writer. She has also written for independent film. Recently, she has been working as a writer/actor with SEASKUM, a Peterborough based women’s theatre group. Her magic realist novel, Green Music, was published in 2002 by Tesseract Books. Formerly a graphic designer in Toronto, she has been living in the rural Kawarthas with her husband Doug Back and their two children for sixteen years. To buy a copy of After the Fires click here.

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Dayle Furlong Reads at IV Lounge!

By Tightrope Books | July 21st, 2008 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Mark your calendars! Tightrope poet Dayle Furlong will be reading at Toronto’s IV Lounge on Friday, August 1st. This free reading is at 8 p.m. at 326 Dundas St W, across from the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Until then, pick up a copy of her brand new collection of poetry, Open Slowly.

Images from Tightrope’s Spring Launch!

By Tightrope Books | July 16th, 2008 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

On Thursday July 10, Tightrope successfully launched it’s spring catalogue, including David Clink’s Eating Fruit Out of Season, Dayle Furlong’s Open Slowly, and Ursula Pflug’s After the Fires. Click here to see some images from a fantastic night! (All photos by Bill Smith)