Restoration Poems: 1972 - 2007. Country Valley Press:
Gardnerville, NV. 79 pages. ISBN 978-0-9820196-0-3.
$13.95 plus s / h $3.00.
Country Valley Press, 1407 Mission Street. Unit A, Gardnerville,
how to put
so that they
look as if
the line of
"no hurry with the book: it won't improve with haste. And no one
riding you. Let it accrete and shape it with care as it comes.
And then mull it with even more care when it seems 'done'. They
way you're working makes heavy demands on each word..."
"To feel an old house being restored actually and within the
materials of these poems 'chinked/w a secret/mix',
brings us all at once to one fine poet's home: now sit down and
read its timbres, words and boards, close to the fire."
[Baker] has constructed a veritable, masterly house out of air.
A place we walk through in our minds, watch it grow into
completion and make our-selves at home. Such is the magic of his
words, the geometric and architectural imagery of his mind--a
sensitive, instructive human there."
"Here is the dwelling of past in present. The craft of abiding
abiding craft. Here is our home to be."