75 pages, paperback
Cover by George Tysh
Copyright © 1992
The first full-length collection of poems since Ovals (1987) by the former director of the Lines Poetry Series at The Detroit Institute of the Arts and co-editor the magazine Everyday Life.
"The question, 'What do men want?' is answered in Echolalia with an erotic diction which bites back. The lines break and reread themselves. They recombine. Response is solicited, imagined, narrated, pronounced, initialed. A hot, peopled world is presented with formal precision. Nouns are proffered in all their tight physicality. Verbs are paradise." Laura Moriarty
"Writing at sexual pitch is my favorite ace of the impossible deals and George Tysh takes this gamble to its most serious extremes. To arrange a conjunction of tenderest flesh and the hardest objects. To appoint room with such precision that the slimmest prisms catch waves from the slightest of sighs. And to come away in words of an all-out borderless closeness at the highest velocity of silence. This book arrives at the perfect angle of deviance." Clark Coolidge
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