Eric Baus is the author of five books of poetry: How I Became a Hum (Octopus Books, 2020) 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). He is also the author of several chapbooks, most recently The Rain Of The Ice (Above/Ground Press 2014) and Euphorbia (Above/Ground Press 2019). His poems have been translated into French, 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, which he co-directs with poet Andrea Rexilius.


Check out a new review of How I Became a Hum, in Hyperallergic, written by John Yau.

Listen to a new poem, Euphorbia, on the Poetry Foundation wesbite. Hear a discussion of the poem on PoetryNow.

Watch a brief reading to celebrate the 20th volume in the City Lights Spotlight series.

Read four new short essays on the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet site: Communicasick: Poetry Inside Aphasia; My Vocabulary Did This: Propagation Poetics; The Stories in a Sound: Sonic Cues for Visionary Landscapes; How to Become a Hum: An Elongated Note on Drone.

Read some recent poems in Jubilat.

New interviews up on New Delta Review, Inverted Syntax, and Neon Pajamas.

Read some recent reviews of The Tranquilized Tongue in Colorado Review and Hyperallergic.

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.