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/ between bites.' Chris Tysh rules with this major collection"—Anne Waldman. "The title alone is classic, good for a novel. But Chris hates novels. 'Each novel savages its audience in advance,' she writes in a poem dedicated to the late novelist Kathy Acker. This is indeed the poetry of a 'continuity girl,' who like that professional in the movie business, makes sure that clothes and seasons match. But, unlike the movie professional, this CG ensures continuity between very different fields: languages, countries, poetries, man to woman and back, past to present"—Andrei Codrescu.
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Chris Tysh is a poet and playwright whose latest publications are HOTEL DES ARCHIVES: A TRILOGY (Station Hill Press, 2018) and DERRIDA'S IN/VOICE (BlazeVOX, 2020). She holds fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts and The Kresge Foundation, as well as a Murray Jackson Creative Scholar in the Arts Award from Wayne State University where she teaches writing. She is the poetry editor of Three Fold, an independent arts quarterly.