Born in Dayton, Ohio in 1984, Eliot Cardinaux is a pianist and poet now living in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. He is the founder of The Bodily Press through which he has released the works of others, as well as his own chapbooks, including Nativity, and Mouth Like Straw, the Hand Half-Blind. His first album as a leader, American Thicket, was released in 2016 on Loyal Label, and also features Mat Maneri, Thomas Morgan, and Flin van Hemmen. His poetry has been published in Caliban, Big Big Wednesday, Hollow, and Bloodroot Literary Journal. 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, an album of solo piano compositions and spoken word with accompanying writings and film, is slated for release in 2018.

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