Art of Pottery

Form is useful
like a cup is.

Would you rather
have the cup, he

asked, or water?

David Baker

David Baker

David Baker’s books of poetry include Whale Fall (W. W. Norton, forthcoming in 2022), Swift: New and Selected Poems, (2019), and Never-Ending Birds (2009), which won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize. His six books of prose include Seek After: Essays on Modern Lyric Poets (2018) and Show Me Your Environment (2014). His individual poems and essays appear lately in such journals as American Poetry Review, The Atlantic, The Nation, New York Times, The New Yorker, Poetry, and The Yale Review.He lives in Granville, Ohio.
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Author: David Baker

David Baker’s books of poetry include Whale Fall (W. W. Norton, forthcoming in 2022), Swift: New and Selected Poems, (2019), and Never-Ending Birds (2009), which won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize. His six books of prose include Seek After: Essays on Modern Lyric Poets (2018) and Show Me Your Environment (2014). His individual poems and essays appear lately in such journals as American Poetry Review, The Atlantic, The Nation, New York Times, The New Yorker, Poetry, and The Yale Review. He lives in Granville, Ohio.