Eric Baus was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1975. His publications include Tuned Droves (Octopus Books, 2009), The To Sound (Verse Press, 2004; Winner of the 2002 Verse Prize, selected by Forrest Gander), and the chapbooks The Space Between Magnets (Diaeresis), A Swarm In The Aperture (Margin to Margin), and Something Else The Music Was (Braincase Press). He edits Minus House chapbooks, and currently lives in Denver.
Baus’ enigmatic phrasing and fugal music pushes outward to, towards the Other. That there is no guarantee of reply gives these poems the sense of vulnerability and imperative that provides a good deal of their emotional weight.
Baus tugs at the old heart strings like a Romantic, but with his own brand of emotion. His poetry is a sophisticated and thrilling crawl through the garden, all of it fake and all of it real.
—Olivia Cronk, Bookslut
Eric Baus gives rise to the alchemical cartography of sound disrupting language to reveal its constructedness through the complex alloy of the sentence and the potential of the sentence to reframe perspective.
—Jane Sprague, Rain Taxi
Reviews of books by Eric Baus
The To Sound
- “I Know the Letters This Way” (in Conjuctions)
- Four poems (in Fascicle)
- Two poems (on Omnidawn)
- P.F.S. Post, with Adam Fieled
- Jacket Magazine, with Cynthia Arrieu-King
- Eric Baus' page on PennSound
- Reading for the Bon Mot/Ley Reading Series in Cincinnati, Ohio, August 13, 2009
- Rapid-fire responses to the Proust Questionnaire on Weird Deer
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