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David Baker

David Baker is the author of twelve books of poetry, including Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize winner Never-Ending Birds, and six books of prose. Among his awards are prizes and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Mellon Foundation, and Society of Midland Authors. He holds the Thomas B. Fordham Chair at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, where he lives, and is poetry editor of the Kenyon Review.

Awards

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 achievement from a poet whose "rhythms are as alive to the roll and tang of syllables on the tongue as they are to the circulation of blood and sap" (Rosanna Warren, Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize citation).More