How I Became a Hum

How I Became a Hum

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Author: Eric Baus

Publisher: Octopus Books (2019)


This was how we spoke to the distant flicker. Our silence hydrated a

speaker. Its form came to us in pieces culled from the canopic night.

We wore diagnostic dust in a book that believed only in ablutions.

We dried slowly. Now what our sky is like is like a hospital for the sun.


"Baus, a poet of Synesthesia, situates his work on porous borders between sound and image, echo and repetition. In his swiftly transforming world, one word is apt to molt into another."

–John Yau