goodnight. Ed Baker.
ISBN: 13: 978-0-9816733-2-5, ISBN: 0-9816733-2-5. 2009.
$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.
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
you slowed me down
I deliberately kept a
distance for clarity
a different perspective
I moved a ladder to the
climbed to the
sat there for weeks
down at the top of your head
your flat nose
stuck on the glass
hanging down long black hair
a certain view of
Reading the poems
in this collection is an event filled romp through life,
revealing, fears, pleasures, and sometimes disappointments.
additional art and books by Ed Baker see his web site Bare Bones Bonze:
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