David Baker

New Voices Commentary

On Priscilla Sneff's O Woolly City Winner of the 2004 Kenyon Review Prize in Poetry As poetry editor of this magazine, I am pleased to serve as the continuing judge of the Kenyon Review / Zoo Press Prize in Poetry. This is the fourth year of ...

Hunger to Hunger:
Hungry / Foame
An Introduction

N.B. We are pleased to be digitally republishing this chapbook (seen in photos below) with the permission of the publisher, authors, and translators. Hunger to Hunger was originally published in August 2012 by Aureole Press at the University of Toledo in a limited edition of 75 copies. It was printed on a Vandercook ...

Ted Kooser

A Conversation With Ted Kooser by KR poetry editor David Baker Ted Kooser is an American original, whose work in poetry is akin to the paintings of Grant Wood and the music of Aaron Copland. Kooser’s poetry is regional and realistic, as lean as Shaker furniture, and like Shaker furniture ...

Carl Phillips

A Conversation With Carl Phillips by KR poetry editor David Baker Carl Phillips has emerged in the past decade as one of America's most original, influential, and productive of lyric poets. Born in 1959, in Everett, Washington, Phillips received his AB in Greek and Latin from Harvard University in 1981 and his MAT ...

W.S. Merwin

A Conversation with W.S. Merwin KR editor David Lynn and KR poetry editor David Baker spoke to Poet Laureate and recipient of the

Linda Gregerson

A Conversation With Linda Gregerson by KR poetry editor David Baker Linda Gregerson is one of the most original and vibrant of contemporary American poets. Born in 1950 and raised in Cary, Illinois, she received her B.A. from Oberlin College, M.A. from Northwestern University, M.F.A. from the University ...

Fady Joudah

A Conversation With Fady Joudah by KR poetry editor David Baker Transcript Fady Joudah was born on New Year’s Day in 1971 in Austin, Texas, to Palestinian refugee parents. He grew up in Libya and Saudi Arabia, speaking Arabic as his first language. After receiving an undergraduate degree in ...

Stanley Plumly

A Conversation With Stanley Plumly by KR poetry editor David Baker Stanley Plumly was born in 1939 in Barnesville, Ohio, and grew up in the rural Quaker countryside of Ohio and in western Virginia. He received his B. A. from Wilmington College and his M. A. and Ph. D. from Ohio University. ...

Meghan O'Rourke

A Conversation With Meghan O'Rourke by KR poetry editor David Baker Meghan O’Rourke is one of the brightest new voices in contemporary poetry and American culture. She grew up in Brooklyn, New York, earned her B.A. from Yale in 1997, and that summer began her literary career at the ...

Alice Notley

Evident Being: A Conversation with Alice Notley by KR poetry editor David Baker Transcript Alice Notley has been one of the most prolific and adventurous of American poets for the past forty years. Born in Bisbee, Arizona, in 1945, and raised in Needles, California, she received her BA from Barnard ...

Sign up for Our Email Newsletter