The latest of his 9 books of poetry is Never-Ending Birds (W.W. Norton, 2009). His three critical books are Radiant Lyre: Essays on Lyric Poetry (with Ann Townsend, 2007), Heresy and the Ideal: On Contemporary Poetry (2000) and Meter in English: A Critical Engagement (1996). Dr. Baker's poems and essays have appeared widely in such magazines as The Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, The Yale Review. For his work he has received fellowships and awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Society of America, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Society of Midland Authors. Dr. Baker also is Poetry Editor of The Kenyon Review.