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Aaron Baker

Aaron Baker spent part of his childhood in the Chimbu Higlands of Papua New Guinea, where his parents were missionaries. A recent Stegner Fellow in Creative Writing at Stanford University, his work has appeared in Poetry, Post Road, and New England Review. He teaches creative writing at Rutgers University



Fall 2005 | Poetry

Where memory divides like the first language we kneel in the stained light of a chapel. My father in a white shirt with rolled sleeves. My mother’s skirt gathered at her knees. Anoint, Lord, their lips. The Holy Spirit speak through each word and [...]