About Aaron Baker

Aaron Baker is a poet whose work has appeared in numerous journals, including Poetry, New England Review, and Post Road. He has recently been a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University and a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia. He currently teaches at Baruch College in New York.


Aaron Baker Has written the following articles:


Poetry’s Embedded Soldier

Here, Bullet by Brian Turner. Alice James Books, 2005. As Reviewed By: Aaron Baker Civil unrest, wars, and insurgencies rage around the globe, but for most of us, comfortably ensconced in some version of a Western lifestyle (a “lifestyle” itself being one of our consumer choices), this news, like that of distant weather, almost always […]

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Callbacks: A Survey of Second Books

Voluntary Servitude by Mark Wunderlich. Graywolf Press, 2004. A Companion for Owls by Maurice Manning. Harcourt, 2004. shattered sonnets love cards and other off and back handed importunities by Olena Kalytiak Davis. Bloomsbury, 2003. Blue Venus by Lisa Russ Spaar. Persea Books. 2004. As Reviewed By: Aaron Baker F. Scott Fitzgerald famously remarked that there […]

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Passing Facts: Reviewing Lowell’s Reviewers

Collected Poems of Robert Lowell. Edited by Frank Bidart and David Gewanter. Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2003. 1181 pages. $45. As Reviewed By: Aaron Baker “The Return of Robert Lowell,” James Fenton titled his recent essay in The New York Review of Books, which invites the question-but where ever did Lowell go? Or, more problematically, […]

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The Strangeness of James Dickey

Crux: The Letters of James Dickey edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli and Judith S. Baughman. Knopf, 1999. James Dickey: The World as a Lie by Henry Hart. Picador, 2000. Sorties, Journals and New Essays by James Dickey. Doubleday, 1971. Summer of Deliverance by Christopher Dickey. Simon & Schuster, 1998. The Whole Motion: Collected Poems 1945-1992 […]

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Passing Facts: Reviewing Lowell’s Reviewers

Collected Poems of Robert Lowell. Edited by Frank Bidart and David Gewanter. Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2003. 1181 pages. $45. As Reviewed By: Aaron Baker “The Return of Robert Lowell,” James Fenton titled his recent essay in The New York Review of Books, which invites the question-but where ever did Lowell go? Or, more problematically, […]

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