Chris Tysh is currently working on a film script based on the works of Bataille; her new book is Continuity Girl. Previous works include Porne, Secrets of Elegance, and Coat of Arms, the last of which includes prose poems investigating the semi-ancient arts of heraldry and femininity. Lyn Hejinian says of Coat of Arms: "The very fact that we call heraldic symbols ‘devices’ makes them vulnerable to another realm -- the poetic -- where prerogatives can be rethought and ultimately dispersed. Tysh's writing doesn’t say we shouldn't be somewhere, but it acts out a being there in a different (gorgeous and unpunishing) way."
September 7, 2001