How I Became a Hum
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."