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Ed Baker

Ed Baker

April 19, 1941 - March 28, 2016

Poet and artist, Ed Baker was born in Washington, D.C. He received his BA in English/History from the University of Maryland in 1967 and his MA from Johns Hopkins University in 1971. He lived in Takoma Park, Maryland, and his poetry and artwork appeared in many journals.

Books Published: Butcher of Oxen (Doxie Press, 1972); The City (Red Ochre Press, 1972); This Wood (Red Ochre Press, 1982); Hexapoem I, II, & III (Red Ochre Press, 1994); Nine Perfect Ensos (Red Ochre Press, 2000); Shrike (Tel-Let, 2000); Song of Chin (draft #12) (tel let, 2005); Wild Orchid [w/sumi-e by Fay Chin] (tel let, 2002); Things Just Come Through (Red Ochre Press, 2005); Twenty-Four Ways of Seeing [w/sumi-e by Fay Chin] (tel let, 2002); Okeanos Rhoos (Johns Hopkins, 1972); RESTORATION LETTERS: correspondence 1972-1978 (Cid Corman-Ed Baker); RESTORATION POEMS: 1972-2007 (Country Valley Press, 2008); Stone Girl E-pic (Leafe Press [paper], 2011); G OO DNIGHT (Moria Press [paper], 2009); Points/Counterpoints (Fact-Simile Press [paper], 2010); DE:SIRE IS [book 1 of trilogy] (The Knives Forks and Spoons Press [paper], 2010); She Intrudes [book 2 of trilogy] (Modest Proposal Chapbook Series [paper], 2011); ARS POETC HER [book 3 of trilogy] [forthcoming from The Knives Forks and Spoons Press [paper], 2013).

Selected Work
 
suddenly this heat
burning her
Valentine's Day card
 
moonlight
cutting through
this dichotomy
 
 
 
tulip
surprising
snow
 
a moment
ago
a ripe banana
 
 
 
so
many
frogs
in
one
pond
croaking
 
full moon
returning
to an empty house
 
 

Credits: "suddenly this heat" - Sketchbook: A Journal for Eastern & Western Short Forms (January/February 2010); "tulip" - South by Southeast 10:2 (2003); "so many frogs" - Simply Haiku 3:4 (2005); "moonlight" - Modern Haiku 38:3 (2007); "a moment" - Frogpond XXX:3 (2007); Frogpond XXXI:2 [Re-readings] (2008); "full moon" - Frogpond 24:2 (2001).

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