blackbird online journal Spring 2008  Vol. 7  No. 1



A Reading and Conversation

On November 28, 2007, poet David Baker read at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as part of Poetic Principles. This series, sponsored by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and New Virginia Review, Inc., brings to Richmond the best poets, writers, critics, and translators at work today. After being introduced by Virginia Commonwealth University MFA student Stephen Kovach, Baker read nine poems from publications such as The Paris Review, The Southern Review and The New Yorker, as well as from his most recent collection Midwest Eclogue. After the reading, Baker talked to Blackbird about his work as an editor and writer.