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David Baker

David Baker’s last collection was Never-Ending Birds, which won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize. His many honors include fellowships and awards from the Poetry Society of America, the Pushcart Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Baker lives in Granville, Ohio, is the poetry editor of the Kenyon Review, and is the Thomas B. Fordham Chair of Poetry and Professor of English at Denison University.


Books by David Baker

  1. Book CoverMidwest Eclogue: Poems

    "The most expansive and moving poet to come out of the American Midwest since James Wright."—Marilyn HackerMore

  2. Book CoverNever-Ending Birds: Poems

    “This collection is moving, emotionally raw, yet subtle and careful.”—Benjamin S. Grossberg, Antioch ReviewMore

  3. Book CoverScavenger Loop: Poems

    “[The] language . . . feels almost ancient solely by the skill with which Baker uses it.”—Los Angeles Review of BooksMore

  4. Book CoverSwift: New and Selected Poems

    A sweeping poetic achievement, Swift represents David Baker’s evolution as one of American poetry’s most significant voices.More