"Reading GHOST MACHINES, I am reminded of Brian Eno and David Byrne's My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, J Dilla's Donuts, or DJ Shadow's Endtroducing... In these sonic works, archives reanimate into loop driven compositions that stave off endings. Refrain riddles these poems, deepening echoes that re-orient and destabilize. 'A frozen lung tree'—a persistently repeated phrase, is an anatomical metaphor, an abstracted image of networks, part of a grotesque arbor—but in all cases, unable to provide air, for us every tree's most vital fruit."
Ben Mirov is also the author of HIDER ROSER (Octopus Books, 2012), and Ghost Machine (Caketrain, 2010). He is a founding editor of the PEN Poetry series. He grew up in Northern California and lives in Oakland.