TENSION : RUPTURE is a brilliant shapeshifting book that repurposes the ekphrasis as a mode of enquiry. Cutter Streeby’s engagement with Michael Haight’s ephemeral works, Alcoholic Crepuscules, offers us vivid painterly poems often laced with the surreal. There’s an alchemy of sorts, a reaching into and melding into Haight’s de-stabilizing work. Both artists operate in a zone of intensity that offers a reader different levels of immersion and experience.
Cutter Streeby holds an MFA from the University of East Anglia and an MA in Literature from King's College, London. He has delivered many lectures on poetics, translation, and translation theory, including "Navigating Lèse- Majesté: Translating the Poetry of Zakariya Amataya" at universities across Thailand and Malaysia while teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Publications, translations, and anthologies include The White Review, Anthology of South East Asian Poets (Vagabond Press), Chicago Quarterly Review, Chestnut Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Cincinnati Review and World Literature Today among others. He successfully exited his first marketing startup, GraylingAgency.com, in 2020.