Poetry has been an essential art in history and is in danger of being trivialized into extinction.
Several seminal events in recent literary history are detailed in illustrating how poetry is not merely an adjunct to history and culture but can elucidate and influence those same events and deeds. (Description taken from CreateSpace, 2015).
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