Born in Dayton, Ohio in 1984 to a musical family, Eliot Cardinaux is a pianist and poet now living in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the founder of The Bodily Press through which he has released the works of other poets, as well as several of his own chapbooks, including, most recently, Mother of Two, and Moon and Politics on a Glass Table. His first album as a leader, American Thicket, was released in 2016 on Loyal Label, and features Mat Maneri (viola), Thomas Morgan (bass), and Flin van Hemmen (drums). His poetry has been published in Caliban Online, Big Big Wednesday, Hollow, Bloodroot Literary Journal, and others. Cardinaux performs and records regularly around the East Coast and in Europe, with musicians such as Asger Thomsen, Jeb Bishop, Mia Dyberg, and Kresten Osgood. His latest project, Sweet Beyond Witness, is an album of solo piano compositions and spoken word with accompanying writings and film, slated for release in 2018.
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