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Scavenger Loop: Poems

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Description for Scavenger Loop: Poems Paperback. "[The] language .. Feels almost ancient solely by the skill with which Baker uses it."-Los Angeles Review of Books. Num Pages: 112 pages. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 210 x 182 x 8. Weight in Grams: 138.

In this masterful new work by “the most moving and expansive poet to come out of the American Midwest since James Wright” (Marilyn Hacker), David Baker constructs a layered natural history of his beloved Midwest and traces the complex story of human habitation from family and village life to the evolving nature of work and the mysterious habitats of the heart.

At the centre of Scavenger Loop is a sustained investigation of cycles and the natural recycling of things and a discovery that even out of the discarded and the lost may come rebirth and renewal. In the process Baker ... Read more

Widely praised for his “impeccable formalism” (Booklist), Baker pushes to new stylistic methods, moving fluidly between unity and disorder, working at times in sustained narratives and intricate syllabics, at other times in fragments, cross-outs, and erasures. These poems praise and sing but are also clear-eyed in their documentation of destruction, the loss of human livelihood and natural habitat, the spreading threat of agri-business and unchecked development. From eco-poetics to the erotic, Scavenger Loop measures the dimensions of the pastoral and the elegy in contemporary lyric poetry.

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WW Norton & Co
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About David Baker
David Baker’s many honors include fellowships and awards from the Poetry Society of America, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation. The recipient of the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize, Baker teaches at Denison University and lives in Granville, Ohio.

Reviews for Scavenger Loop: Poems
"I can't think of a recent book of poetry so capable of moving so easily and effectively between the mind and heart of the experience."
Stanley Plumly - Harriet "This is a towering poetic consciousness."
Carol Muske-Dukes - Huffington Post "This is David Baker's finest book: combinations of poise and grit, sensitivity and impact, enlivened with an astute ... Read more

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