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Dean J. Baker is an author of more than 20 books. Composer, performer, and songwriter published in prestigious literary journals worldwide since 1973.
Born in Toronto, Canada, to a Ukrainian/Polish father and an Irish/Scottish mother. Attended the University of Guelph, and later won their book awards, along with several unsolicited Ontario Arts Council awards, best poems published in a year in literary journals, and The T.S. Eliot Society of Miami's Calendar Poet award.
Member of Socan (Society of Authors, Composers, Publishers) he has played guitar, bass, and piano in many bands and is writing more songs.
Author of The Herald(2010), and Baker's Bad Boys(2010), published by Mad Poet Press. His most recent works are Silence Louder Than A Train, The Mythologies Of Love, The Lost Neighborhood, an expanded and revised Baker's Bad Boys(2014-satiric stories of childhood), Dark Earth, Of Flesh Sculptures And Abandoned Love, The Eschatological Dog, Measuring Gravity By Grace (Poems 1970-1980, Vol.1), Our Geographies (Poems 1970-1980, Vol.2), The Transits Of Revelation, Fat Albert's Outpatient Folk Clinic, The Moon Worn Tides Vol. 1, Poetry & How It Gets That Way, In Riparian Fields, Tormenting The Monkey, Provenances And Paroles, Cousin Harold's Adventures In The Real World, The Poetry Hotel, The Lost Canadian, Early Selected Poems, Vol. 1, The Lost Canadian, Poems Selected, Vol. 2., Blood Upon The Moon, Soliloquies Of The Horizons.
His awards include universities' awards, along with several unsolicited Arts Council awards; best poems published in a year in literary journals, and The T.S. Eliot Society of Miami's Calendar Poet award. He has traveled solo through Canada, the USA, Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Italy, Greece.
Dean J. Baker's works show a highly disciplined, passionate and informed uniqueness. He brings to his craft a very widely read mind, fully intimate with all the great literature of the past along with a similar awareness of today's writers.
"Dean is a combination of thought and torment that has made him write more than a baker's dozen of fine poems.. he might produce a collection that could astound us all." - Irving Layton, ("Canada's greatest poet"-Leonard Cohen), nominated twice for the Nobel Prize for Literature.
The Mythologies Of Love
Dean J. Baker
"This author's mastery in posing challenging questions by default is a rare skill. A superb set of poems I would recommend to any potential reader of modern poetry seeking out the works of a poet, who has no fear; who never pulls a punch or flinches from one circumstance has thrown his way. He simply commits the event to words. Those in or out of 'love' will find much to identify with here."
There are the general accepted thoughts of love and its antecedents, and then there are these fine poems which give us through their ironic delight in what might be oppressing another appreciation for both poetry and the messages conveyed through its medium.
Not your parents, or their parents' poetry, these works, distilling through a loving awareness of great literature and its medium, the newer dimensions not previously available through such manner of thoughts and expression.
As with his previous book, Silence Louder Than A Train, and The Lost Neighborhood - along with such masterworks as Dark Earth, The Eschatological Dog, the volumes of early poetry in Measuring Gravity By Grace, and Our Geographies, Dean J. Baker's poetry succeeds beyond hope in transcending the limits of abstract poetry (which it is not), and conventional literature.
Something new, different, and great.
- Publication Date:
- 1495203921 / 9781495203923
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Poetry / American / General