Poet David Baker reads from his work, to be followed by a brief Q&A.
David Baker is author of eleven books of poetry, most recently Scavenger Loop (W. W. Norton, 2015) and Never-Ending Birds (Norton), which won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize in 2011. His five books of prose include Show Me Your Environment: Essays on Poetry, Poets, and Poems (Michigan, 2014) and, with Ann Townsend, Radiant Lyre: Essays on Lyric Poetry (Graywolf, 2007). 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, and is Poetry Editor of The Kenyon Review.