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Author: Chris Tysh

Poet and playwright Chris Tysh is the author of several collections of poetry and drama, and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kresge Foundation. Her latest projects include DERRIDA'S IN/VOICE (BlazeVOX books, 2020) and HOTEL DES ARCHIVES: A TRILOGY (Station Hill Press, 2018) which features verse "transcreations" from the French novels of Samuel Beckett, Jean Genet, and Marguerite Duras. With Detroit filmmaker Oren Goldenberg, she has collaborated on a cin�-poem, Alms of the Night. She teaches at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Cleavage
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Cleavage

Roof Books

Poetry. "CLEAVAGE is erotic, intelligent, self-aware and acutely conscious with ahothouse femme expertise. Vernacular and current, literary and erudite, Tysh's references serve her immediate images in one deft sketch after another, showing us women ...

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Coat of Arms
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Coat of Arms

Station Hill Press

Poetry. "These are poems of a rare and exquisite composure. A sonorous, achingly precise cry from the heart, an antidote to 'mock the grotesque braggadocio.' Chris Tysh has drawn her sword, and it is a weapon of great beauty: razor sharp and shimmer...

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Continuity Girl
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Continuity Girl

United Artists Books

Poetry. "A sweet surrender that works on the senses with its consummate dissonance & fierce lingual passion. The language moves & jags are revelatory: 'She is tired/ of explaining the etymology/I hear it now: ska yellow fufu/ sucking teeth in/ betwe...

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Derrida's In/Voice
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Derrida's In/Voice

BlazeVOX books

Poetry. "There is immense talent here—Chris Tysh just gets better and better. With multiple registers and citational energy, the archive is exploded and transformed: we find references to poetry, film, revolution, politics, and philosophy, all effor...

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Hotel des Archives: A Trilogy
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Hotel des Archives: A Trilogy

Station Hill Press

Poetry. Chris Tysh's HOTEL DES ARCHIVES is a trilogy of books comprising verse recastings from the French novels of Beckett, Genet and Duras. These are transcreations that allow her to forsake the traditional mode of self-expression in favor of one ...

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Molloy: The Flip Side
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Molloy: The Flip Side

BlazeVOX books

Poetry. MOLLOY: THE FLIP SIDE transcreates the first half of Beckett's 1951 French novel, narrated by its eponymous antihero who is slowly going nowhere. The hobo lyrics of Tysh's book-length poem open up the unendurable abyss of being, yet zing wit...

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Night Scales: A Fable for Klara K
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Night Scales: A Fable for Klara K

United Artists Books

Poetry. Drama. "In Tysh's tough, visceral, lacerating text, we bear witness to a surreal poetry for the stage, reminiscent of Büchner, Artaud, Genet, and Heiner Müller. Klara K leads us on an unspeakable journey through the ravages of WWII, while be...

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Our Lady of the Flowers, Echoic
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Our Lady of the Flowers, Echoic

Les Figues Press

Poetry. LGBT Studies. Translation. "In OUR LADY OF THE FLOWERS, ECHOIC, Chris Tysh newly translates Notre-Dame-des-Fleurs, compressing Jean Genet's disturbing 1943 novel into cuttingly charged verse. In the blue hours of the Parisian underworld, pim...

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