Mouth Like Straw, The Hand Half-Blind

17903422_10155118688503788_4090011650653725979_nIn this collection of personal, verse dedications, Eliot Cardinaux’s writing is by turns abstract and detailed, concrete in its discretion. Some of these poems are meant to wind up, leaving a blow felt long after the poet is done speaking, while retaining a sense of depth within the realm of silence.

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“Galileo,” a dedication to the violist Mat Maneri, from Eliot Cardinaux’s chapbook Mouth Like Straw, The Hand Half-Blind