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About the author:
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 Eschatological Dog
Dean J. Baker
Transcendence and the dialectic thereof regarding the physical, and the spiritual, of beginnings and endings.
With more of the dark humor found in Dark Earth, the ironies of spirituality along with fleshly cravings and the habits of the contemporary fully self-evident, these are transgressive and transcending works of moving beyond the traps of the hard weight of reality without the charade of metaphysical dimensions trapping the reader into a world that can and must be tossed aside once the book is finished being read.
Not fully a guide through personal infernos, the poems are reference material for all we encounter in this world purportedly bereft of any redeeming features beyond the very casual and subscribed to mores and thoughts.
It has been said and noted by many informed readers of poetry that it can alter the rhythms of thought and feeling and thus alter our ability to perceive and change everything in our inner world as well as how we interact and thus experience the outer world.
These poems are not condemned to a strange mapping of the junctions of these worlds but a thoroughly enjoyable experience which lead beyond, to further appreciation not only of poetry, but of the individual's innate ability to become in further touch with themselves, resulting in a more finely tuned capacity to become more than they have previously been or thought themselves capable.
- Publication Date:
- 1501046594 / 9781501046599
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Poetry / American / General