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.
Eric Baus @ PennSoundPublishers WeeklyDara Cerv @ Black Ocean BlogKen L. Walker @ ColdfrontVirginia Konchan @ Galatea ResurrectsBob Wake @ Cambridge Book Reviewin conversation with Cynthia Arrieu-King@ Jacket
Eric Baus is the author of five books of poetry: THE TRANQUILIZED TONGUE, (City Lights 2014), Scared Text, winner of the Colorado Prize for Poetry (Center for Literary Publishing, 2011), TUNED DROVES (Octopus Books, 2009), and THE TO SOUND, winner of the Verse Prize (Wave Books, 2004). HOW I BECAME HUM is forthcoming from Octopus in 2020. He is also the author of several chapbooks, most recently The Rain Of The Ice (Above/Ground Press 2014). His poems have been translated into Spanish, Italian, and Finnish. He is a graduate of the PhD program in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Denver as well as the MFA program for poets and writers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He teaches literature and creative writing at Regis University's Mile High MFA program in Denver.Author City: DENVER, CO USA