Poetry Project reviews Our Lady of the Flowers, Echoic

Our_Lady_Of_The_Flowers_Echoic_Chris_Tysh_Front_Cover_ThumbnailMatthew Polzin reviews Our Lady of the Flowers, Echoic by Chris Tysh for The Poetry Project Newsletter:

Tysh, through Genet, explicitly invites readers to conspire with the text by adding our own take: “I’ll let you imagine their dialogue / Go ahead. Be my guest. Think the wildest / Schemes hanging on a thread of slang.” Her readers are built into the story as co-conspirators, and we are implicated in what is created. By unlatching Genet from his original form, Tysh has added force and plasticity to Genet’s groundbreaking novel. Echoic ingeniously opens Our Lady of the Flowers for a new generation of transformations (“The reader will have to improve his own.”)

Read the entire review here.

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