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If I’m alone I know
it must be my moral
leprosy: why otherwise

The old cliché that all
a lover wants is a lover:
mouthing the darkness away.

You would call it neurosis, but
who among the best
of us isn’t sick of something?

There are so few words
I want to use:
for this fearsome beauty of loss

For what is earned, and
what is not:
for all these things I do not choose

©Dean J. Baker

excerpt from Silence Louder Than A Train

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Correction: My EBOOKS at $5.99

ALL my EBOOKS are $5.99, excepting 3 at $6.99.

I wanted to make these as affordable as possible for everyone.

Click the photo or the link below.

Print books have been discounted to $11.99, and of course you can get the Kindle ebook for only $1.99 with that.


If you do buy a book or two, feel free to let me know.


©Dean J. Baker

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Killing Poets













Something out there is killing poets,
the best of us – first, Mark Strand
takes his leave without notice, no
prior announcement that says in one week
tickets will go on sale for the final
tour, mourners’ seats on sale now, please
remember that there is no refund for this event

Next, Philip Levine says his farewell
address, from sunny California, making sure
that the North and East are snow covered
without becoming almost invisible
as Mr. Strand had done in his last titles,
sliding downhill with a great Yes, though
at the end there was the big But, maybe Butt

And he was too polite, the gentleman that
he was and remains even now, constraining
no obvious metaphor as the wagon was
pulled toward Yes I live, but to die? What’s
that crap, while I’m betting he knew the reward
of simply being himself, much as Mr. Levine did,
absent all the awards and organizations

None of which are common to poetry; even
the sentimental month of April, heralded by
Shakespeare, celebrated by the Academy of
American Poets, with people spending
more on fees and clothes than any poet can
afford: the famous rich in poses of depth, and
wisdom they rent out for the evening, you know

This snowy morning in February when I’ve
come in from the cold, shaking off snow
cleared from the car, coffee outside and the blue
heeler dog, Bella, demanding a return to warmth
from a Kentucky freeze; hell, we wag our tails,
sip coffee, blow out the frozen air that can go
down deep without warning or reminiscence as well

©Dean J. Baker

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Books – On Sale – Discounts up to $5.00 off – as low as $10.46 for print books – ebooks $5.99

EDIT: cheaper than ever now – most ebooks of mine are $5.99

Want to share with you that my books are currently deeply discounted on Amazon and Barnes And Noble.

While you have to be a Prime member with Amazon to get the discounts, there is no such requirement on Barnes & Noble that I am aware of. Plus they offer a few of the books available as Nook Books.

Something to note at this time is that you do not need a separate ebook device to read my ebooks purchased from Amazon as you can see by the picture below

which I hope would encourage those who don’t have an ebook reader to buy the books, as they are only $9.99.

Discounts are as follows:

Dark Earth, 142 pages, is listed at $15.99 and currently discounted at $12.99$3.00 off - on both the Amazon, as well as Barnes & Noble site here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-earth-dean-j-baker/1120015726

It has many great reviews. All reviews are unsolicited and came as enjoyable surprises from knowledgeable and informed readers.

Silence Louder Than A Train is listed at $12.99 and is available for $10.46$2.50 off - with Prime at Amazon, and $10.46 without needing to have Prime at Barnes & Noble here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/silence-louder-than-a-train-dean-j-baker/1118720355

The Lost Neighborhood is listed at $12.99, but is on sale for $11.29 on both sites. Again, at Barnes & Noble without the necessity for Amazon Prime Membership, here http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-lost-neighborhood-dean-j-baker/1118720406

The Mythologies Of Love list at $13.99, without any forthcoming discount on either site.

All the above books have wonderful reviews as well.

One of the larger discounts is for The Moon Word Tides, list at $19.99 – for sale on Amazon at $15.86 – $4.00 off - and at Barnes & Noble for $17.38. This book is not available as an ebook.

Another is for The Eschatological Dog list at $15.99, selling for $10.99  – $5.00 offat Amazon with Prime, and at Barnes & Noble here for $10.99http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-eschatological-dog-dean-j-baker/1120324423
This one is comparable with Dark Earth in the fact that both are well over 100 pages, this one set at 150 pages. $10.99 is cheap.

The two satirical books, with a great difference in their subjects are also discounted.
Baker’s Bad Boys list at $12.99 and selling for $10.53, both sites.- $2.46 off Fat Albert’s Outpatient Folk Clinic list at $13.99, and selling for $11.45 at Amazon, and $11.33 at Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fat-alberts-outpatient-folk-clinic-dean-j-baker/1120738932

You will also find comparable deals on The Transits Of Revelation (list $13.99, sale price $11.21 at Amazon), Our Geographies (list at $13.99, sale $12.16) , and Measuring Gravity By Grace (list at $13.99, sale $11.05 on Amazon), with several dollars knocked off the list prices.
A good a time as any to purchase a few of the books with great discounts at this time.

One thing about buying the print books at Amazon is that the ebook of the same title is available at any time for an extra $1.99.

©Dean J. Baker
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