Tanis Franco has been published in Grain, Room, and Best American Experimental Writing 2018. This is their first book.
This book transitions, is in transition, comes through transition. It describes a state of tension, of anxiety, of becoming. Lines blur between person and place: this pond was a quarry, was excavated from a prior landscape. The discussion of body, of bodily changes is amorphous, we begin with bois and bodies colliding, moments of aloneness and of intimacya|. Quarry is full of hard minerals, of stones, of pebbles. It chips away. A pebble is a stone you can take with you, a souvenir. Bodies and ecosystems cannot fail to leave traces of themselves; they alter things. These minerals hint at the skeleton beneath flesh, athe body is only a vase for holding." The book a body, the book bringing us alongside the body, witnessing body in relation, in environment, in flux. -Claire Lacey, Debutantes Tanis Franco's debut collection of poetry is as dense as it is moving, with new dimensions presenting themselves on each re-read. - Marcela Huerta, Montreal Review of Books