Knox Pods
Knox Pods
Apr 27, 2021
The Beat: David Baker
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David Baker is the author and editor of 18 books, including 12 books of poetry. His most recent book is Swift: New and Selected Poems, published by W. W. Norton.  Baker teaches at Denison University and he frequently serves on the faculty of the MFA program for writers at Warren Wilson College. He is the Poetry Editor of The Kenyon Review.  

"Swift" is used with permission by the author.


Read "Swift" by David Baker

David Baker’s Website

"Poetry That Bears Witness to a Changing Natural World,” a review of Swift: New and Selected Poems in The New Yorker

Interview at Tupelo Quarterly

Poems and Essays at Virginia Quarterly Review Online

Swift: New and Selected Poems at

David Baker reading at CornellCast


"Just A Memory Now (Instrumental)" by Chad Crouch is licensed under CC

BY NC 4.0 with modifications

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