Baker’s Bad Boys free, and new book Dark Earth


baker2a Baker’s Bad Boys book will be available free to read, borrow, and lend on Sunday, July 27/14. I hope if you enjoy it you will purchase it.
Also, do feel free to share the link http://www.amazon.com/Bakers-Bad-Boys-Dean-Baker-ebook/dp/B00IV1NOYO/ref=la_B00IC6PGQM_1_4_title_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1406153670&sr=1-4

and reblog this post so more people will be able to enjoy the book for free.

 

 

DarkEarthMy new book of poetry, and prose poems, Dark Earth,  142 pages, will be available in print and ebook editions for purchase in the week of  July 28 from Amazon, or immediately here:  https://www.createspace.com/4904836

 

Some of the poems in Dark Earth have appeared in literary  print journals such as DESCANT, Jewish Dialog, etc.

©Dean J. Baker

My current books are available here: http://www.amazon.com/Dean-J.-Baker/e/B00IC6PGQM

I Don’t Know How


mirror

I don’t know how to escape
the cage of slums,
in which I live; wanted
by none, desired by many

For my ills, there’s no sum
equal to the cure;
nor any analgesic to mitigate
the spasms of joy

You can see how my face
is contorted with one now: your
silence more mysterious to me,
than what I have to say of love

©Dean J. Baker

-excerpted from my forthcoming book, DARK EARTH

My current books are available here: http://www.amazon.com/Dean-J.-Baker/e/B00IC6PGQM

Baker’s Bad Boys will be available for a free download on July 27.

Fat Albert’s Outpatient Folk Clinic – 32


 

Continental Drift

Drifting Into War

We were drifting into war. There never had to be any special reason. We, drifting into war;
married and divorced, looking for nothing more. And nothing was apparent. Everything happened simultaneously.

This was no mere divergence of opinion, not a simple differing between various souls; this conflagration
of passions buried too long and misdirected in a fatal simplicity.

A necessary tension embraced us all. Immediately prior to the release there existed a sense of
community, still. As if a shell, or canopy of night were drawn over the world.

That became the diamond-hard pressure; exerting its scroll across the history held too close
within the heart of the human animal once again.
And again.

We were drifting into war. This never implied any sort of vigilance or lack, only a sense of communal conscience.

We were drifting into war, married and divorced. Looking for nothing more. Nothing was apparent. Everything happened simultaneously.

So, don’t tell me. Don’t haste.

Do.

©Dean J. Baker

-excerpted from a book in progress,  Fat Albert’s Outpatient Folk Clinic

My current books are available here: http://www.amazon.com/Dean-J.-Baker/e/B00IC6PGQM

Missing Person


 

English: Furnace Lane, near Glass Eye farm

Every time I look
into your eyes,
there’s another man
disappearing for cigarettes
out the front door

And down the block

Don’t you think it’s
about time,
you let me in
past the glass eye since
you know finally

Who it is really knocking

©Dean J. Baker

-excerpted from my next book, after Dark Earth

My previous books’ volumes were 94, 90, 78, and 108 pages in length.
My new book, Dark Earth,DarkEarth which I anticipate being available in a week, consists of over 100 poems,  and new prose poems, for a total of 142 pages.
It will still be comparably priced.

I am currently working on a volume of poetry drawn from work written in the first six months of 2014.

©Dean J. Baker

July


You think of July as the hottest month
I recall two family pets dead
easing into
the fact that my father died then too

July, July, July I think in a crazed
Spanish accent
as if to coax comedy
out of the horror and inalienable truth

I see this is how the seasons change
when least expected, the chill
of frost creeps in, regret has no place
in that furnace you take everywhere with you

©Dean J. Baker

-excerpted from my next book, after Dark Earth

My previous books’ volumes were 94, 90, 78, and 108 pages in length.
My new book, Dark Earth,   DarkEarthwhich I anticipate being available within 2-3 weeks, consists of over 100 poems,  and new prose poems, for a total of 142 pages.
It will still be comparably priced.

I am currently working on a volume of poetry drawn from work written in the first six months of 2014.

©Dean J. Baker

The Stupids


Somebody ought to get fired

My mind’s a thread unwinding; I
pluck at darkness, which falls.
It won’t let the stupids out; it
suffers them to bray and shout,
these Attic businessmen and women:
busy, they are knitting spirit doilies.

Must I endure like a disease the bad
and bright side of the living’s enemies?
But who am I asking? We are so
few than farther between might be.

You cannot hear me; you are denying everything,
soiled by the crossways unclean:
strapped in a cocoon of the secondary.

©Dean J. Baker

My books available from Amazon here—–>

http://www.amazon.com/Dean-J.-Baker/e/B00IC6PGQM

https://www.createspace.com/4612663Silence Louder Than A Train

https://www.createspace.com/4618834The Mythologies Of Love

https://www.createspace.com/4618837The Lost Neighborhood

https://www.createspace.com/4684723Baker’s Bad Boys

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