Poetry. In his follow-up to the acclaimed THE TO SOUND (Verse Press/Wave Books 2004), Eric Baus's second full-length poetry book is a continuation of his experimentation with the elongated lyric prose form. "In TUNED DROVES, there's a figure who discovers 'human or animal bones in the REM movements of babies.' As if that isn't fabulous enough, there's writing that's both prehensile and irreversible: a dismantled mouth that's capable of both a 'normal hello' and the subtly grotesque 'language of flags.' In this way, Eric Baus writes at the dark edge of an imaginary nation, collapsing us, with each climbing page, into an oral, incendiary architecture. As a poet, then, he's the flame-thrower, he's the one who says: catch"—Bhanu Kapil.
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
Dara Cerv @ Black Ocean Blog
Ken L. Walker @ Coldfront
Virginia Konchan @ Galatea Resurrects
Bob Wake @ Cambridge Book Review
in conversation with Cynthia Arrieu-King @ Jacket