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David Baker is the author of ten books of poems: Never-Ending Birds (2009); Treatise on Touch: Selected Poems (2007, UK), Midwest Eclogue (2005), Changeable Thunder (2001), The Truth about Small Towns (1998), After the Reunion (1994), Sweet Home, Saturday Night (1991), Haunts (1985), Laws of the Land (1981), and Omul Alchimic, a selection of his poems translated into Romania by C. Tanasescu and published by Vinea Press in Bucharest (2009). His four books of prose about poetry are Talk Poetry: Poems and Interviews with Nine American Poets (2012), Radiant Lyre: Essays on Lyric Poetry (2007), Heresy and the Ideal: Essays on Contemporary Poetry (2000) and Meter in English: A Critical Engagement (1996). Among his awards are fellowships and prizes from the Theodore Roethke Memorial Foundation, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Mellon Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, Poetry Society of America, Society of Midland Authors, and the Pushcart Foundation. His poems and essays appear in such magazines as The American Poetry Review, The Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, The Yale Review, and many others. Baker was raised in Missouri and currently resides in Granville, Ohio, where he serves as poetry editor of The Kenyon Review. He teaches at Denison University and in the M.F.A. program for writers at Warren Wilson College.