George Tysh was born in Passaic, NJ, and educated in Detroit. In Paris in the '60s, he edited the journal Blue Pig with poet David Ball, and collaborated with conceptual artists Christian Boltanski and Sarkis. From 1980 to 1991, he directed LINES: New Writing at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and (with poet Chris Tysh) edited In Camera, a project devoted to works of the sexual imaginary. He has taught film studies at Wayne State University, and literature, philosophy, and film studies at the Roeper School in Birmingham, MI. This past year, United Artists Books (New York) published his tenth collection of poetry, The Imperfect.