Chris Tse

Chris Tse is a writer from Wellington, New Zealand. He studied film and English literature at Victoria University of Wellington, where he also completed an MA in creative writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters. His first book, How to be Dead in a Year of Snakes (Auckland University Press, 2014), revisits the murder of a Cantonese gold miner in Wellington in 1905. In 2016, How to be Dead in a Year of Snakes won the Jessie Mackay Award for Best First of Poetry and was a finalist at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. His second book, HE'S SO MASC was published in March 2018 by Auckland University Press.

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(after Diane Arbus) as for loops we return only when the cymbal crash decays into memory then once more a young man fills the room making it his center for erasure—rebirth—disguise be it entering under layers of borrowed silk or …

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Belated Backstory

There were animals. They came to me with their bloodstained murmurs choking the night, the weight of misery a gloom in their throats. Beasts of all shapes and mythologies scratching at the soil around my grave, each one driven by …

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