Authors & Writing: Dave Baker
Join Dave Baker for a workshop at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 31 as part of Lakeside’s Authors & Writing Series. This workshop, titled “‘Whale Fall’ and other Ohio Poems,” will be held in the Fountain Inn Aigler Room.
This presentation includes a poetry reading from the author’s works with a discussion about the landscape, families and villages in the Buckeye State where he has lived and worked since 1983.
Baker is a nature/ecological poet who will discuss the status of the local and global environment and the interconnection of these. He will give a reading from selected poems, including one poem, “Benton’s Clouds,” in which he wrote about a storm he witnessed while at Lakeside.
Baker is author of 13 books of poetry, most recently Whale Fall (W. W. Norton, 2022), Swift: New and Selected Poems, (Norton, 2019), Scavenger Loop (Norton, 2015), and Never-Ending Birds (Norton, 2009), which won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize in 2011.
His six books of prose include Seek After: Essays on Modern Lyric Poets (SFA University Press, 2018), Show Me Your Environment: Essays on Poetry, Poets, and Poems (Michigan, 2014) and 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, Poetry Society of America, Ohio Arts Council and the Society of Midland Authors. His individual poems and essays have appeared in such journals as American Poetry Review, The Atlantic, The Nation, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Poetry, The Yale Review, and many more. He lives in Granville, Ohio.