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Deb Baker

Deb Baker

Born: 1967 Illinois, USA
Resides: Concord, New Hampshire, USA
E-mail: deborahbak (at) gmail (dot) com

Deb is a writer and insatiable reader.  She blogs at bookconscious ( and The Nocturnal Librarian, (, and Tweets as @bookconscious and @NoctLibrarian.  She is a late-night reference librarian at River College (  Her writing is often inspired by the nine states where she's lived, her autodidactic family, and social justice issues.  Her poems and essays have appeared in journals on three continents.  She's a member of NH Writers' Project ( and author of the Publishing Trends column in NH Writer.

Awards and Other Honors: Featured in A New Resonance 4: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku (Red Moon Press, 2005); Honorable Mention, Kaji Aso Studio International Contest (2006).

Selected Work
gibbous moon
a chickadee bathes
in snowmelt
October wind
a steady voice announces
ten more dead Marines
spring in the air
I remove the unknowns
from my key ring
concession speech
the dog waits patiently
on the porch
Earth Day
the strong scent
of fresh asphalt
dissident on NPR
shadows of bare trees
flail on the wall

Credits: "gibbous moon" - Modern Haiku 34:3 (2003); "spring in the air" - Frogpond XXVIII:3 (2005); "Earth Day" - Modern Haiku 39:3 (2008); "October wind" - Modern Haiku 38:1 (2007); "concession speech" - The Heron's Nest VII:1 (2005); "dissident on NPR" - bottle rockets #20 (2009).

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