Poetry Judge

The Poetry Judge 

Carla Drysdale’s poetry books include All Born Perfect (Kelsay Books, 2019); Inheritance (Finishing Line Press, 2016) and Little Venus (Tightrope Books, 2010). Her poems have appeared in many literary journals, including Cleaver Magazine, LIT, Literary Mama, the Literary Review of Canada, Peacock Journal, PRISM, International Offshoots: Writing from Geneva, The Fiddlehead, What Rough Beast (a project of Indolent Books), and Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse.

In 2019 her poem “Labyrinth” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and in 2014 she was awarded PRISM’s annual Earle Birney poetry prize. Since 2018 she has been teaching online and in-person creative writing workshops for teens through the Geneva Writers’ Group.

Of her latest book, All Born Perfect, poet Molly Peacock writes, “The marvel of this collection, abounding with unexpected metaphors and driven rhythms, is the deep understanding of time reached by the epiphany of the title poem: All Born Perfect.”

Born in London, Ontario, Carla lives in Ornex, France.