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The Truth about Small Towns

David Baker

Published Date: June 1, 1998

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96 pages

About this book

Regional in the best sense, Baker’s poems capture the universal human commerce of love and conflict enduring under the water towers and behind the storefronts of America’s heartland. Working in syllabics, sonnets, couplets, and free verse, Baker can write unflinchingly about love, illness, madness, and perseverance.


Neighbors in October at The Writer’s Almanac

About the author

David Baker is author or editor of fourteen books of poetry and criticism. He holds the Thomas B. Fordham Chair at Denison University, teaches regularly in the Warren Wilson College MFA program, and is the poetry editor of the Kenyon Review.


1998 Ohioana Poetry Award

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