Mother of Two

Mother of TwoEliot Cardinaux’s collection, Mother of Two (2018), explores exchanges in duality between metaphor and reality, each side of a coin in a given context. Including 14 poems of varying structure, from long, spiraling, short-lined stanzas influenced by the poet Pierre Joris, to lyric quatrains and sonnets aware of themselves as such and absurd, and an essay, “Mindfulness–A Mantra and Afterword,” this book touches on influences ranging from Paul Celan and Osip Mandelstam, to Joni Mitchell and Arnold Schoenberg.

Promise“Promise,” a poem from the chapbook Mother of Two, by Eliot Cardinaux