Chris Tysh was born in Paris, France, and holds an M.A. in American Literature from the University of Paris (Sorbonne). She currently teaches literature at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. Her books include Secrets of Elegance, Detroit River Press, 1981, and translations of a series of erotic poems by Guillaume Apollinaire, Julie or the Rose, Transgravity Press, Kent, England, 1978. The complete text of the long poem, PORNE was published last year by In Camera, Detroit.