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William Baer

William Baer, a Guggenheim fellow, is the author of sixteen books, including five poetry collections. His collection, “Bocage” and Other Sonnets (Texas Review Press, 2008), won the X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. His other books include Classic American Films: Conversations with the Screenwriters (Praeger, 2007) and Writing Metrical Poetry (Writer’s Digest, 2006). A former Fulbright in Portugal, he’s also a past recipient of a creative writing fellowship from the NEA.


Tracking Shots

Winter 2013 | Poetry

Yes, there were “close-ups.” In a marriage like theirs,
there were many, and each was easy to find
(her lovely face, her smiles, her pensive stares)


Winter 2013 | Poetry

He never even noticed anymore
the “finish” of the wine, the tang of the salt,
the sweetness of the sugared petit four,