Midwest Eclogue


David Baker (Author, Denison University)


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

Midwest Eclogue is a profound dialogue between the heartland and the heart. David Baker's devotions are erotic and familial, natural and environmental, literary and social. Inspired by the landscape of the Midwest, Baker's landscape of human passions—haunted by roots and wings—is rendered in a rich and polyphonic craft.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • April 2007
  • ISBN 978-0-393-32961-2
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 112 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“[Baker] captures the everyday in all its surreal repetition.” — Chicago Tribune

“Surprising yet compelling....A mature poet with a keen eye.” — Weekly Standard

“Baker craft[s]...lyrical moments from the patient observation of landscape and animal life...such moments possess that rare ability to delight and provoke.” — Harvard Review

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