Transcendence and the dialectic thereof regarding the physical, and the spiritual, of beginnings and endings.
With more of the dark humor found in Dark Earth, the ironies of spirituality along with fleshly cravings and the habits of the contemporary fully self-evident, these are transgressive and transcending works of moving beyond the traps of the hard weight of reality without the charade of metaphysical dimensions trapping the reader into a world that can and must be tossed aside once the book is finished being read.
Not fully a guide through personal infernos, the poems are reference material for all we encounter in this world purportedly bereft of any redeeming features beyond the very casual and subscribed to mores and thoughts.
It has been said and noted by many informed readers of poetry that it can alter the rhythms of thought and feeling and thus alter our ability to perceive and change everything in our inner world as well as how we interact and thus experience the outer world.
These poems are not condemned to a strange mapping of the junctions of these worlds but a thoroughly enjoyable experience which lead beyond, to further appreciation not only of poetry, but of the individual's innate ability to become in further touch with themselves, resulting in a more finely tuned capacity to become more than they have previously been or thought themselves capable. (Description taken from CreateSpace, 2014).
Dean J. Baker is the author of The Herald,Baker’s Bad Boys, Silence Louder Than A Train, The Mythologies Of Love, The Lost Neighborhood. A singer/songwriter who also performs his own songs, he is an unparalleled and in demand public reader of his work. Passionate about poetry and literature of the ages, he is at work on a new book, and songs. A poet of whom, Irving Layton, deemed "Canada's greatest poet" by Leonard Cohen, has said, "Dean is a combination of thought and torment that has made him write more than a baker’s dozen of fine poems.. he might produce a collection that could astound us all.” – Irving Layton