Eric Baus is the author of four 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). A fifth book, How I Became a Hum is forthcoming from Octopus next year. 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. A bilingual Spanish/English edition of The Tranquilized Tongue is forthcoming from Editorial Ultramarina.
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. He is a poet-in-residence at The Home School literary conference in Hudson, NY.
Read a transcript of the talk Granular Vocabularies: Poetics and Recorded Sound delivered at Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program and hear a recording of a shortened version presented at Counterpath in Denver.