Eliot Cardinaux

Poet/Pianist

New Book Release: By the Hand

By the Hand.jpgCover artwork by the always incredible Zoe Christiansen

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UPCOMING RELEASE! Magpie: Six Feet on Solid Ground

Magpie LP

Cover artwork by Zoe Christiansen

A new digital album is coming soon that I’m really proud of. You can sample the album here, and read the description. It won’t be released on LP as promised quite yet, but we (Asger, Jeppe, and I) hope that it will come to fruition eventually. Enjoy, for now, three tracks from the newly compiled version of the sessions from Six Feet on Solid Ground. Read the rest of this entry »

Sweet Beyond Witness: OUT TODAY!

As some of you know, I have decided to pack my bags, and take leave of the city of Boston, where I have lived for the past four years. As I prepare to move out to the rural countryside of Western Massacusetts, again, I am finally gaining some much needed perspective on my life during my time here. There is evidence of that fact.

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Journal of a Nomad Justice

All three photos in this post are by Monica Frisell. Unfortunately, the timeline offered to me to complete this project did not allow for me to include more of Monica’s photos. More to come in the future though, as we hope to collaborate on something, eventually. I personally admire her work a lot. Hope you do to. Enjoy.

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Preview: Sweet Beyond Witness

Sweety CD Cover

So, the album comes out of the fog. My new solo record has been mixed and mastered beautifully by Eivind Opsvik, the CD cover has been designed by Katya Popova and me… Preview here:

Preview: the opening tracks from Sweet Beyond Witness

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Mindfulness––A Mantra and Afterword

Part I: Writing in, Writing out; Invention

In his book of essays, A Nomad Poetics, Pierre Joris writes of the necessity for poets not only to learn other languages, but to invent them. If it is possible to invent one’s own language, I have tried. It may as well follow that it is possible to learn—to write, indeed, even to speak in—those languages that others have invented.[1] Read the rest of this entry »

Mother of Two

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Chapbook Reprint Sale

I’m doing reprints next month of all the books I’ve ever written. Now is the time to pre-order. Also time for a sale.

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New Chapbook: Moon and Politics on a Glass Table

I have a new chapbook out on The Bodily Press: Moon and Politics on a Glass Table.

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Sweet Beyond Witness

Sweet Beyond Witness is an ongoing solo project mine, written, composed, and performed around the idea of what it means to witness beauty in the world, and the baring/bearing witness to, the destruction going on amidst that beauty − informed by a political process, a poetic process, a musical process of editing, composing, and improvising; to trace experience − lifting in and out of “it” in order to see, from a bird’s-eyes angle: potential.

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New Book: Nativity – OUT NOW on The Bodily Press

Eliot Cardinaux’s newest collection of poetry, Nativity, now out on The Bodily Press, is a 4 part sequence exploring the symbols, images, and phenomena of the present age. It includes an exhibition of highly triggered, symbolic, imagistic poems, entitled “Guests;” an essay outlining the author’s “Theses on the Philosophy of Rarity” in the digital age; a short selection of personal dedications in verse, titled “Sentiments;” and a long-form, fragmentary poetics, also in verse, entitled “is the soft boy ready.”

‘I’m thinking of an inverse poetry, which turns experience outward like a flower, raises up without empathy, and echoes the reader, without ensnaring; its collection would be, like their trace upon a winter city, a ghost town for friends.’
-Eliot Cardinaux, from the introduction to Nativity

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Cover from Nativity

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