Other literary forms
Aside from his poetry, David Baker has published a book of criticism about poetry for the University of Arkansas Press: Heresy and the Ideal: On Contemporary Poetry (2000). More than a decade of critical essays and reviews about the work of modern American poets are included in this collection. Baker edited Meter in English: A Critical Engagement (1996), written by and for practicing poets.
The poem “Trees in the Night” was translated into French for the Belgium magazine Inédit in 1993. Baker’s work has appeared in a variety of anthologies as well as literary magazines such as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, American Scholar, and Poetry.