Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Episodes 010 & 011, from BRIEF UNDER WATER and THE ODICY by Cyrus Console

Cyrus Console's first book of poetry, BRIEF UNDER WATER, was published by Burning Deck in 2008. Cyrus' second book, THE ODICY, is forthcoming from Omnidawn. Geoffrey G. O'Brien, in the Boston Review, says the following about Cyrus' poetry: Like Beckett, another saint of petering out and shutting up, Console gives us texts that go on by routinely confessing they cannot, conveying the insufficiency of word to thing (at best, its typo or tattoo), citizen to war, art to damaged life. Cyrus lives in Lawrence, KS. I recorded him at the table in my kitchen, and he was nice to my cats. Episode 10 is an excerpt from BRIEF UNDER WATER and episode 11 is an excerpt from THE ODICY. Cyrus' work has appeared in a number of places, including Octopus and Pax Americana. His book reviews have appeared in Jacket.

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