David Baker, professor of English at Denison University, will read from his work on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn. Baker holds the Thomas B. Fordham Chair of Creative Writing at Denison. His lecture is as part of the English and Creative Writing Department’s Reading Series and is free and open to the public.
Baker is the author of 10 books of poetry, most recently Never-Ending Birds (2009), which won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize. He has written five books of prose, including Show Me Your Environment: Essays on Poetry, Poets, and Poems (forthcoming 2014), Talk Poetry: Poems and Interviews with Nine American Poets (2012) and Radiant Lyre: Essays on Lyric Poetry (2007, with Ann Townsend). Baker’s poems and essays have appeared widely in such magazines as American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, The Yale Review and more than 100 others.
For his work he has received fellowships and awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Society of America, the Ohio Arts Council and the Society of Midland Authors.
Baker is also Poetry Editor of The Kenyon Review. In 2012, 2006 and 2001 he served on the faculty of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.