Poetry. Proceeding largely from the rural modernist inflections explored in his earlier work, C. Violet Eaton's QUARTET opens language out further, allowing other, wider influences to creep in: the poetics of dictation (Spicer, the surrealists, etc.), arthouse cinema & B-movies, pulp novels, early rock 'n' roll, literary decadence, & oral traditions. Themes include dissociated/disembodied voices, moral failure, crime, performance, desire, divination, possession, theatricality, money, & memory.
C. Violet Eaton is a poet living in Arkansas. His first full- length collection, Some Habits, was the winner of the 2013 Omnidawn Open Poetry Prize, selected by Forrest Gander. QUARTET is his second book.
Author City: WEST FORK, AR USA