Poetry. "Birds with extremely long necks. Cassiopeia. A sister. A Marco Polo. A somnambulist. A documentary on the voyages of Columbus. A cartographer. Star charts. Young intellectuals in black robes. Jean-Michel Basquiat. More birds and still more birds. A mathematician. All these things appear in THE TO SOUND'S beautifully warped cosmology. This is a stunning book that builds its own world, a world of ambiguous relations and loaded words; a lyrical world that explores the unstated connections between things. If de Chirico was a poet. if Satie was a poet. if Maya Deren was a poet. and if they collaborated together, they might have written this book"—Juliana Spahr.
Author City: DENVER, CO USA
Eric Baus was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1975. His books include Scared Text (Center for Literary Publishing, 2011), TUNED DROVES (Octopus Books, 2009), THE TO SOUND (Verse Press/Wave Books, 2004; Winner of the 2002 Verse Prize, selected by Forrest Gander), and several chapbooks. He currently lives in Denver.
Reviews and Other Links
Eric Baus @ PennSound
Monica Fambrough @ Octopus Magazine
Olivia Cronk @ Bookslut