Midwest Eclogue: Poems

Midwest Eclogue Poems Midwest Eclogue is a profound dialogue between the heartland and the heart David Baker s devotions are erotic and familial natural and environmental literary and social Inspired by the landscape of

  • Title: Midwest Eclogue: Poems
  • Author: David Baker
  • ISBN: 9780393329612
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Paperback
  • Midwest Eclogue is a profound dialogue between the heartland and the heart David Baker s devotions are erotic and familial, natural and environmental, literary and social Inspired by the landscape of the Midwest, Baker s landscape of human passions haunted by roots and wings is rendered in a rich and polyphonic craft.

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    1. I learned about The Anatomy of Melancholy, by Robert Burton, inside this book of lyric poems, so that when it came along in the bookstore I work in, I snapped it up. I will be reading it forever. In continuing coincidence, I learned that the cover was familiar because I had already come across it in the book The Gardens of Emily Dickinson, by Judith Farr. I learned that the poems about Baker's daughter and poet ex-wife made me want to read the ex-wife's book, too.

    2. David Baker's poetry is filled with the beauty of the world he inhabits. Eclogue' s, he teaches, are pastoral conversations, a type of early Roman poetry form, that is metrical, lyrical and filled with place. He connects his love for family, with his farm,,and with ancient writings by doctors, scientists and artist. The mixture offers interesting juxtapositions that are interesting and offer insights on human nature.

    3. Sometimes, if you want to re-tell fascinating information from historical texts, it might be better to write an essay (not an essay broken into lines), whether you are a "poet" or not.I see this--poor judgment--so often, I wonder if a certain "kind" (style) of poet just shouldn't write from history because s/he is tempted by the prosaic (in the worst possible way).I like information-poems, if they are done so the poems still maintain som "poem-iness" (not simply adopting the form of a poem on th [...]

    4. Liked this book the best. Some of his poems tug at my heartstrings. I keep wondering if the things in the poetry happened to him.

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