21 Leaves

21 LeavesEliot Cardinaux’s 21 Leaves (2016) is a poetic treatise on the dangers of escapism, technology, and avoidance. Based in part on the writings of Paul Celan, and ranging from dystopian romantic lyrics, to serialistic, vortical outbursts (“Speechgrenades”), and musings on the rapture of the meta hinging on themes of nature and technology, this collection of poetry forms a shapely poetics of the future.

 

 

 

dehi-renadeg“De’hi (Rena’deg),” a Speechgrenade poem from 21 Leaves, by Eliot Cardinaux