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goodnight. Ed Baker. ISBN: 13: 978-0-9816733-2-5, ISBN: 0-9816733-2-5.  2009.  Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/goodnight/7045814  $12.95 plus shipping and handling.

Moria Poetry, C/o William Allegrezza, 1151 E. 56th # 2, Chicago, Il 60637.  http://www.moriapoetry.com


Printed: 54 pages, 8.5" X 11", perfect binding, black and white interior ink. Original art work by Ed Baker. 7 interior black and white art drawings. Cover art, art, Korean translation by Ed Baker. Design & computer layout: Micah Baker, Evlyn Baker.

 

 

Commentary

This is a new collection of poetry and images. The whimsical and colorful art pieces by Ed Baker proclaim an intense romance with the female figure. In this edition all of the art pieces are presented in black and white but the sensuous and robust outlines of the female physic are dynamically alive in each of the six drawings and one color photo on the cover.

The lean and spare minimal poems accompanying the drawings are brief excursions into the relationships between men and women.  "A View Of..." (p. 18) provides one example:

A View Of...

I hardly knew you then
and still
you slowed me down
I deliberately kept a
distance   for clarity

                         to get
a different perspective
I moved a ladder to the
window

climbed to the top and
sat there for weeks
gazing
gazing
down at the top of your head

your flat nose
stuck on the glass
hanging down long black hair

curling
tiny
breasts

everything aglow

 

a certain view of things
           so close
           that I
           can
           touch

Reading the poems in this collection is an event filled romp through life, revealing, fears, pleasures, and sometimes disappointments.

--John Daleiden, Sketchbook editor

To view additional art and books by Ed Baker see his web site Bare Bones Bonze: http://edbaker.maikosoft.com

 

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