Laveau Talks about Magic
Birth of Night
a Marriage Certificate
Tusa's poems are darkly visionary, calling on the beauty
of the natural world to illuminate the murk and drift
of human motives and action. Here is a striking collection
of poems that engages and unsettles, soothes with the
aesthetic what it roils with dark narratives. A tense,
often beautiful, and promising debut.
--Sidney Wade, author of Green
what appear to be harmless little things -- miniature
Bibles, folded t-shirts, catfish -- Chris Tusa has hidden
firecrackers and bottlerockets. Inventing an End's poems
are filled with bang! and woosh!, with surprises and truth.
Russell, author of Yellow Jack
are certainly times when I want a poem to look me in the
eye, tell me the truth, grab my collar, and walk me through
the real world.The poems in Chris Tusa’s collection,
Inventing an End, accomplish this with music and beauty.
Tusa’s is a rare gift of honesty and clarity. Readers
will surely appreciate how his devotion to craft develops,
poem by poem, in this book. I know I do.
B. Bedell, author of At the Bonehouse and What Passes