David Baker gave a poetry reading October 17, 2013 as part of the English Department's fall reading series.

Baker is author of ten books of poetry, most recently Never-Ending Birds, which won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize in 2011. His five books of prose include Show Me Your Environment: Essays on Poetry, Poets, and Poems (forthcoming in 2014) and, with Ann Townsend, Radiant Lyre: Essays on Lyric Poetry. Among his awards are prizes and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Society of America, and Society of Midland Authors. He holds the Thomas B. Fordham Chair at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and is Poetry Editor of The Kenyon Review.