Poet David Baker to appear at Poetry Speaks @ Your Library

Posted Mar 30th, 2011 by Rhonda Sewell  Category: Arts & Entertainment


(Released March 30, 2011) – Your Library is pleased to welcome renowned poet David Baker to Toledo in celebration of National Library Week and National Poetry Month! Baker will read from his recent collection of poems Never-Ending Birds from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, April 11 in the Huntington Meeting Room located on the first level of Main Library, 325 Michigan St.

Baker’s appearance is part of the ongoing Poetry Speaks @ Your Library series, which kicks off the spring segment next Monday, April 4 from 6-8 p.m. at Main Library. On April 4 & 11, hear readings by locally featured poets, along with Baker on April 11.

Reading schedule:

· April 4: Gary Bond, Jonie McIntire, Kerry Trautman and George Majchrzak

· April 11: Matthew Sackman, Tim Geiger and David Baker

Baker was raised in Missouri and currently resides in Granville, Ohio, where he serves as poetry editor of The Kenyon Review. He is the author of nine books of poems including his latest, Never-Ending Birds, along with Treatise on Touch: Selected Poems Midwest Eclogue, Changeable Thunder, The Truth about Small Towns, After the Reunion, Sweet Home, Saturday Night, Haunts, and Laws of the Land. Baker’s three books of criticism are Radiant Lyre: Essays on Lyric Poetry, Heresy and the Ideal: On Contemporary Poetry, and Meter in English: A Critical Engagement.
Among his awards are fellowships and prizes from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, Poetry Society of America, Society of Midland Authors, and the Pushcart Foundation.

Baker’s poems and essays appear in such magazines as The Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, The Yale Review, and many others. He teaches at Denison University and in the M.F.A. program for writers at Warren Wilson College.
Baker’s appearance is free and open to the public.

This event is presented by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library and supported by the University of Toledo Department of English, Honors College, and Office of the Provost

NOTE: For additional information visit, or call 419.259.5218.

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