David Baker (born December 27, 1954; Bangor, Maine) is an American poet. He is Emeritus Professor of English at Denison University where he still teaches. He served for more than 25 years as poetry editor of the Kenyon Review and continues to curate "Nature's Nature" for the magazine.
David Baker was born in Bangor, Maine, in 1954, and was raised in Missouri. He graduated from Central Missouri State University and from the University of Utah with a Ph.D. in 1983.
He has taught widely, including at Jefferson City (MO) Senior High School, Kenyon College, the University of Michigan, Ohio State University, and since 1984 at Denison University, in Granville, Ohio, where he held the Thomas B. Fordham Chair of Creative Writing and is Emeritus Professor of English. He teaches regularly in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and serves on the faculty of many writing workshops around the country.
His work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, The New Republic, "The New York Times," The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, The Yale Review.
He lives in Granville, Ohio, and serves as Poetry Editor of The Kenyon Review.