My Husbands Under Here Somewhere hI received a reader copy of this book recently abdave to say I was super excited I love poetry and eagerly began reading Eric as some beautifully written themes sometimes a bit on the darker side nonetheless beautiful Overall the collection is readable and most of the poems are short and packed with a cadence and rhythm all their own My only issue is the monotony of the first word of every line throughout the book without exception is
the word THE Taking nothing away from the In the word THE Taking nothing away from the In the of French poets like Francis Ponge Pierre Reverdy and René Char The Tranuilized Tongue offers a series of prose meditations in the form #Of Surrealist Declaratives Each Sentence #surrealist declaratives each sentence like an alchemical riddle in which sounds images and figures appear dissolve and re emerge to offer a glimpse of a complex unconscious roiling below the surface of everyday reality Sometimes a paragraph sometimes a sentence occasionally just a fragment each poem in The Tranuilized Tongue is a portal to new perspective on the everyday materials of reality as constituted through language itself The postmodern classicism of language poetry meets the modernist romanticism of surrealism to startling effect in Baus's cabinet of curiosities The eleventh volume of the City Lights Spotlight Poetry Series The Tranuilized Tongue places Baus alongside such contemporary purveyors of the marvelous and speculative as Andrew Joron and Will AlexanderEric Baus received an MFA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where e studied with Peter Gizzi Author of three previous poetry collections including the prizewinning volumes The To Sound 2004 and The Scared Text 2011 Baus lives three previous poetry collections including the prizewinning volumes The To Sound 2004 and The Scared Text 2011 Baus lives Denver Colorado where e teaches wri. .
On of the prose poem
there aren t many poets who work the abstract book length fragment in the wayaren t many poets who work the abstract book length fragment in the way Baus does or so well managing an anchor of concrete sentences that somehow accumulate into something larger and far nebulous Through short dense poems Baus manages to utilize each sentence as a single point accumulating those points into a far larger shape one as much created by Baus as by each reader s experience One of my favorite young ish American writers Fantastic book ere. Hort stories The scintillating tensions between febrile nouns adjectival properties and active claims all in their phonemic bliss create an elegant surrealism charged with the primary mystery of Baus’s lexicon” Rachel Blau DuPlessisBeginning with the Pocket Poets Series and the publication of Howl City Lights as played a vital role in American poetry for over 50 years City Lights Spotlight shines a light on the wealth of innovative American poetry being written today publishing accomplished figures known in the poetry community as well as young emerging poets
the cultural visibility of City Lights to bring their work to wider audience In doing so we also seek to draw attention to those small presses publishing such authorsAs City Lights founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti wrote in is recent Poetry as Insurgent Art “If you would be a poet experiment with all manner of poetics to create your own #limbic your own underlying voice your ur voice” With City Lights Spotlight we seek to maintain this #your own underlying voice your ur voice” With City Lights Spotlight we seek to maintain this of innovation and inclusiveness publishing ighly original poetry from across the cultural spectrum and reaffirming our longstanding commitment to this most ancient and stubbornly enduring form of ar.using the cultural visibility of City Lights to bring their work to
Free read The Tranuilized TongueOets freedom I loved this story about Mennonite missionaries in China and their experience and sacrifice in that culture Musical image driven prose poems These are a blast to read out loud Super inspiring read and a great introduction into the work of Baus Excuse me while I go grab the rest of is books Eric Baus like Eric Boss Please accept me University of Denver and teach me
how to do surrealism like Baus Read these poems out loud Extending is ongoing book length explorati. Ting andto do surrealism like Baus Read these poems out loud Extending is ongoing book length explorati. Ting and
works on digitalon digital archives of poetry and co edits Marcel ChapbooksThe poems comprising The Tranuilized Tongue propose a uniue blend of Persian miniature and abanero pepper The book is aburst with unremitting predication each poem a merciless thought machine Nathaniel Mackey“For over a decade now Eric Baus as been one of the leading practitioners of a new kind of poem one that draws as eually on the legacy #of surrealism the nouveau roman and even the language poets as it does #surrealism the nouveau roman and even the language poets as it does the Deep Listening practice of Pauline Oliveros Alvin Lucier’s forays into resonant sound the films of Charles and Ray Eames and the voiceover of Sir David Attenborough narrating our insect and animal worlds The Tranuilized Tongue speaks to us in a music capable of condensing geologic time into that of a microtonal interval weird warped a little wobble on its newly atched legs this is a book where the word The will follow you like a gosling” Noah Eli Gordon“Special objects in our multiple world from eggs to kings from bees to caskets from wings to statues spawn themselves with other teeming objects in a fertile generation of aphoristic actions calmed by the clarity of prose poems framed as linked