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My Ohio: A Poetry Reading and Discussion by David Baker


October 19, 2023    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Campus Martius Museum
601 Second Street, Marietta, Ohio, 45750

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On Thursday, October 19 at 7 pm, the Washington County Public Library will host Ohio poet David Baker for a poetry reading and discussion at the Campus Martius Museum.

David has lived in Ohio for more than thirty years, and his vivid poetry springs directly out of his life and experiences in the Buckeye state. His poems illuminate our villages and farms—from Lake Erie to the Ohio River—our big-city gardens, small-town neighborhoods, and family life. David is also one of the country’s leading eco-poets, devoted to the natural world—the woods, the fields, the backyards and creeks of our state, all the rich flora and fauna that live among us. Drawn from his thirteen books of poems, David’s poetry readings are lively and warm. He’s eager to read his work and talk with you about the art of poetry and nature, and its important place in our lives and imaginations. See why Marilyn Hacker writes that David Baker “is the most expansive and moving poet to come out of the American Midwest since James Wright.”

The Campus Martius Museum is located at 601 Second Street, Marietta, OH. Questions? Call the library at 740-373-1057 x606.