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.
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