25 Years at Denison: David Baker Reading from "Never-Ending Birds"
Date of Event: October 13, 2009
Posted: October 5, 2009
Acclaimed poet David Baker will read from his work at Denison University on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. in the Welsh Hills Room of the Burton D. Morgan Center (150 Ridge Road). The event, sponsored by the Beck Lecture Series’ "Home Series,” is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the reading.
Baker is a professor of English at Denison, holds the Thomas B. Fordham Chair of Creative Writing and is a 25-year member of the university faculty. The latest of his nine books of poetry is “Never-Ending Birds” (W.W. Norton, 2009). His three critical books are “Radiant Lyre: Essays on Lyric Poetry” (with Ann Townsend, 2007), “Heresy and the Ideal: On Contemporary Poetry” (2000) and “Meter in English: A Critical Engagement” (1996).
Baker has been described as “The most expansive and moving poet to come out of the American Midwest since James Wright.” His poems and essays have appeared widely in such magazines as The Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry and The Yale Review. For his work he has received fellowships and awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Society of America, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Society of Midland Authors. Baker is poetry editor of The Kenyon Review.
The Beck Lecture Series was endowed in memory of Harriet Ewens Beck to bring outstanding writers to the Denison campus. The series has hosted such writers as Lee Martin, Alice Walker, Tom Stoppard and W.S. Merwin. The Home Series, under the auspices of the Beck Lecture Series, presents Denison faculty reading from their own works. Each year 10 to 12 writers read from their works and participate in master classes.
For more information, contact 740-587-6207 or visit www.denison.edu.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — David Baker poetry reading at 8 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 13, Welsh Hills Room of the Burton D. Morgan Center (150 Ridge Road), as part of the Beck Lecture Series. The event is free and open to the public; for more information contact 740-587-6207 or visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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