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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 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.

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.

Review of Little Venus in Poets’ Quarterly

By Tightrope Books | October 13th, 2009 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Kerri Buckley says, “Drysdale should be commended for such brutal and painful honesty. If we read it, we will flinch for her. It took an act of courage to publish her poetry.”

Read the whole review here: http://www.poetsquarterly.com/

Carla Drysdale in New York

By Tightrope Books | October 9th, 2009 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment


Carla Drysdale, author of Little Venus, has two upcoming events in New York:

Wednesday, October 28th at 6 pm: Perfect Sense reading with Jean Valentine at Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St,
New York

Friday, October 30th at 7 pm: Goodbye Blue Monday, 1087 Broadway in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn: to get there, take the JMZ trains to Myrtle Ave or the J to Kosciusko St, walk a few blocks to the corner of Dodworth St & Broadway, and take a plunge.

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.