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 bearing a child who will never know these immensely moving shards of stories except through her mother's anguished memories. NIGHT SCALES is a compassionate, devastating tale of death and survival by those who '...ate [the] bruises and drank the hurt in a long swallow,' and those who still '...hoard the pain, like a gift that flowers on a dry stalk'"—Charles Borkhuis. Cover by Christian Boltanski.
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.