The gifts that keep on giving – some of my books…
DARK EARTH – 142 pages, $16.99
” The most unique set of poems I have ever read.”
Rabelais and Hieronymus Bosch look out of dark chinks in these poems… instead of Emerson’s “Whim” above Dean’s lintel we might assume “Melancholy” resides here… that dark brooding that laughs below, and rises through the bones to jerk you awake from your too lazy sleep of existence.”
“Dean’s books will someday be required reading for anyone who studies literature, poetry, or, human artistry.”
“Having read Dark Earth by Dean J Baker my first reaction is WOW. This was written for me.
His poetry speaks to me deep down in my soul.”
SILENCE LOUDER THAN A TRAIN – 102 pages, $15.99
”Who among us cannot remember a time when silence alone didn’t ring in our ears as loud as thunder?”
“A bold and refreshing approach to modern poetry, one that breaks the rules when necessary and yet conforms when it suits. Highly recommended…”
“If all the reader is looking for in a poetry anthology are the poetic ramblings of someone trying to impress with their command of language or a gently rolling stream of consciousness then this probably isn’t it; but for poignant and thought provoking insight and new ideas, one would be hard pressed to do better than Dean J. Baker’s ‘Silence Louder Than A Train.’”
“I believe Dean is our poet of the future generation.”
These poems leave you amazed and breathless, and hungering for more to read.
“His honest and guileless way of writing leaves you wondering, is this for real, his humor is shockingly amazing, makes you read a poem a couple more times just for the pleasure that you got from it.
…you won’t really want to put the book down.” https://www.amazon.com/Silence-Louder-Than-Train-Baker/dp/1494963353
THE MYTHOLOGIES OF LOVE – 92 pages, $14.99
Dean Baker’s book The Mythologies of Love is savagely introspective yet as with his previous collection of poetry, Silence Louder Than A Train, 102 pages, $15.99, refrains from the tedium of the confessional.”
“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.” https://www.amazon.com/Mythologies-Love-Dean-J-Baker/dp/1495203921
THE LOST NEIGHBORHOOD – 78 pages, $11.99
Required reading for anyone wanting to learn about wit, wordplay, and good, gritty writing in general.
Dean Baker knows how to turn a phrase upside down and kick it full strength out the door. Five stars, and here’s to many more…
“..depth of the hand that scribes words that point, words that depict, words that make real, what we all feel”
“So many different interpretations of the world around us created in just a few words. I really enjoyed the poetry found inside The Lost Neighborhood and look forward to reading more of the author’s works.”
FAT ALBERT’S OUTPATIENT FOLK CLINIC, 110 pages, $11.99
Open mic nights? Incipient artistes? Don’t cringe, read…
A coffeehouse, café as society…”Acid wit, deep insight, humor, powerful metaphor, intelligence…. A smooth ride on a bumpy road, with side trips into unseen hollows of the human experience…. What else do you need to know? An excellent read, worth sharing far and wide… More, please….”
Prose poems that are a paean to Musicians, Writers, Artists, & Wingnuts: to folksingers, the troubled and disturbed, open mic nights everywhere.
The poet made it out alive from Fat Albert’s.
A satiric, and loving, tribute to open mic nights everywhere, whether in coffeehouses, on campus, or in living-rooms…
©Dean J. Baker