Chris Tusa (01.01,72 / New Orleans, Louisiana)
Biography of Chris Tusa
Chris Tusa was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He holds a B.A. in English, an M.A in English, and an M.F.A. from the University of Florida. He is the author of Inventing an End and Haunted Bones. His poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Texas Review, Spoon River, Louisville Review, Passages North, Louisiana Literature, The New Delta Review, Lullwater Review, StorySouth, New York Quarterly, and others. He teaches in the English Department at LSU. To read samples of his work, visit http: //www.christusa.net
Chris Tusa's Works:
Inventing an End
- A Retired Voodoo Priestess Dreams of Rev...
- Botticelli’s Venus Tries to Forget
- Christmas in the Psych Ward
- Fairytale of Fear
- Fear of Weather
- In a Marriage Certificate
- Inventing an End
- Kindergarten Portrait of My Mother at Ma...
- Missing Pieces
- Ode to Cancer
- Ode to Gumbo
The Birth of Night
The earth was without form, and void;
and darkness was on the face of the deep.
-Genesis 1: 2
When the earth was merely a lump of phlegm
sticky in the hollow of God’s throat,
silence wheezed and I was born,
dark and clean, a black breath sucked deep