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Midwest Eclogue: Poemsby David Baker
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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.
[Baker] captures the everyday in all its surreal repetition.Surprising yet compelling....A mature poet with a keen eye.Baker craft[s]...lyrical moments from the patient observation of landscape and animal life...such moments possess that rare ability to delight and provoke.
"The most expansive and moving poet to come out of the American Midwest since James Wright."--Marilyn Hacker
About the Author
David Baker, the author of several volumes of poetry and criticism, is a professor at Denison University and the poetry editor of The Kenyon Review. He lives in Granville, Ohio.
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