hands on the hips

collected poems

by jhon z. baker



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/31/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781426939433
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781426939440
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 139
ISBN : 9781426939457

About the Book

hands on the hips is the newest volume of the collected poems of Jhon Z. Baker, compiled from published and unpublished poems. This is poetry for the real, poetry for the people, poetry for the moment, poetry to satiate the needs, poetry of an American outlaw. untitled (the sane) The sane point fingers to keep themselves appearing sane to stay their definition The glamorous point bejeweled fingers to keep their proportions as the definition of beauty Well, stop pointing your sticky fingers at me I will not obsess your definitions I am comfortable in my own imbalance and deformed self

About the Author

Jhon Z. Baker is a poet—a Chicago poet, an American Outlaw poet. While he is a classically trained musician and artist, he spends most of his time writing poetry on his 1983 IBM Selectric III, the Cadillac of typewriters. He lives with his wife and son in Elgin, Illinois.