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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!

Inspired Art Film: Phoebe Tsang and David Latreille

By Tightrope Books | December 14th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

The Montreal-based artist and filmmaker, David Latreille, created a video inspired by Phoebe Tsang’s poem, “Recurring Highway Incident,” from her collection of poetry, Contents of a Mermaid’s Purse.  The video features Latreille re-inventing an Absolut Vodka bottle into a work of art by following the poem’s theme of repetition and inscribing it in and around the object. 

For an intriguing journey into another artist’s creative process, click this link:

http://www.davidlatreille.com/Absolut_Recurring_Highway_Incident.html

For more information on David Latreille and his portfolio, click this link:
http://www.davidlatreille.com/David_Latreille.html

To purchase Phoebe Tsang’s collection of poetry, Contents of a Mermaid’s Purse, click this link:
http://tightropebooks.com/contents-of-a-mermaids-purse-phoebe-tsang/

Green Books Campaign

By Tightrope Books | November 17th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

On November 10, 2010, 200 book reviews were simultaneously posted on the internet to raise awareness about environmentally-conscious publishing practices.  We were one amongst the throng who participated and supported this terrific event by providing a book to review.

Click here to check out vvb32′s review of Phoebe Tsang’s Contents of a Mermaid’s Purse, and for a book giveaway (ending November 28, so hurray!).

Feminist Review Hearts Contents of a Mermaid’s Purse

By Tightrope Books | March 2nd, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment


Feminist Review says of Contents of a Mermaid’s Purse by Phoebe Tsang: “Expect unusual metaphors and dangerous beauty, and expect to have lines haunt you long after the last page is turned.”


Read the full review here: http://feministreview.blogspot.com/2010/03/contents-of-mermaids-purse.html

Vancouver Launch of Contents of a Mermaid’s Purse

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


What: Launch party for Contents of a Mermaid’s Purse by Phoebe Tsang
When: 7pm-9:30pm, Thurs 26 Nov 2009
Where: Pulpfiction Books, 2422 Main Street, Vancouver, BC. V5T 3E2
Store contact: 604.876.4311 / www.pulpfictionbooksvancouver.com

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.


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.