86 pages, paperback
Cover by Janet Hamrick
Copyright © 1998
Chris Tysh, born and educated in Paris, was naturalized as a citizen of the United States on July 4th, 1998 at Chene Park in Detroit. She teaches creative writing and women's studies at Wayne State University. Her books include Secrets of Elegance, Porne, Coat of Arms and In the Name. Car men, a play in d premiered at The Detroit Institute of Arts, November 15, 1996. She is currently working on a film script based on the work of Georges Bataille.
"Bold, erudite, witty, feminist & elegantly elegiac, Continuity Girl is 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
"A singer with a strong, fine range who can take a subject-verb-object sentence and blow its horn, Chris Tysh reveals herself as a poet who commands attention. Her subject is no less than all of life in its bleak fulness. She hears rhythms and plays them at the same time. Bravo!" Barbara Einzig
"Say a spate of vintage Godardian mind, sets by Sade, eyeshade by Duras, slipping into the darkness and with kisses. A work that goes gorgeous at any second then clings like one wide open verb. It's the sexual multiple drawn by a needle high on the body of thought. It's the coruscating Chris at her most." Clark Coolidge
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