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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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.Author City: DETROIT, MI USA