A Poetry Reading by David Baker
Date: 6:00pm PST February 24, 2016 Location: Frank Manor House
Frank Manor House
David Baker is the author of eleven books of poems: Scavenger Loop (2015), Never-Ending Birds (2009),which won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize, Treatise on Touch: Selected Poems (2007, UK), Midwest Eclogue (2005), Changeable Thunder (2001), The Truth about Small Towns (1998), After the Reunion (1994), Sweet Home, Saturday Night (1991), Haunts (1985), and Laws of the Land (1981); Omul Alchimic, a selection of his poems, was translated into Romania by C. Tanasescu and published by Vinea Press in Bucharest (2009). His five books of prose about poetry are Show Me Your Environment: Essays on Poetry, Poets, and Poems (2014), Talk Poetry: Poems and Interviews with Nine American Poets (2012), Radiant Lyre: Essays on Lyric Poetry (2007), Heresy and the Ideal: Essays on Contemporary Poetry (2000) and Meter in English: A Critical Engagement (1996). Among his awards are fellowships and prizes from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Mellon Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, Poetry Society of America, Society of Midland Authors, and the Pushcart Foundation. His poems and essays appear in such magazines as The American Poetry Review, The Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, The New Republic, The New York Times, The NewYorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, Tin House, The Yale Review, and many others. Baker was raised in Missouri and currently resides in Granville, Ohio, where he serves as poetry editor of The Kenyon Review. He teaches at Denison University and in the M.F.A. program for writers at Warren Wilson College.